Jim Miller


Mr. Miller co-founded Supply Chain Equity Partners in 2007. He has nearly two decades of wholesale distribution financial advisory experience. His team has managed over 50 M&A transactions involving leading wholesale distributors, including over a dozen “top-100” distributors in various market segments. He has worked intensively with corporations and private equity funds as they considered distribution-related investments, providing comprehensive industry searches, company screening and due diligence services such as competitive analyses, profitability enhancement evaluation and growth opportunities review.

Jim has overseen all phases of SCEP’s development since its founding. He’s responsible for SCEP’s sourcing & review process and overall strategy and operations. Jim has served on the boards of Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, Distribution International, and H.L. Flake.

Prior to co-founding Supply Chain Equity, Jim founded, built and headed Distribution Advisory Practices at middle-market investment banks. As a leading expert in the field of wholesale distribution, he has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences and events including the University of Innovative Distribution, NAW Executive Summit, the NAW Billion Dollar Company Summit, TUG (Infor), S.I.D.A and annual executive forums sponsored by Activant and Strategic Pricing Associates. In addition, Jim is a contributor to leading trade publications and has written for Electrical Wholesaling and OUTLOOK: An Executive’s Companion to Facing the Forces of Change. Excerpts of his work have been published in Industrial Distribution, TED Magazine, and Modern Distribution Management.


  • J.D./M.B.A., magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University
  • B.S., cum laude, Ohio Wesleyan University

Supply Chain Equity Partners applies a disciplined investment process that leverages the experience, knowledge and industry relationships of our principals and investors.