David W. Miles
Chairman of the Board
A financial advisor, entrepreneur, and investor for nearly thirty years, David Miles is Chairman and a principal owner of Miles Capital, Inc., co-founder and Managing Principal of the venture capital firm ManchesterStory Group, LLC, and founder and Manager of The Miles Group, LLC, a firm focused on direct and indirect private equity investments. He is also president and director of The Miles Funds, Inc. and a director of Winnebago Industries and Northwest Financial Corporation. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and his B.A. from Drake University.
In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Miles has extensive board experience and has long been an advocate for higher education. He serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (“AGB”), and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Drake University for thirteen years, including three as chair. David was a member of the Iowa Board of Regents from 2007 through 2013, and served as the Regents’ sixteenth president from December 2007 to July 2011. Mr. Miles is also past chair of the Leadership Iowa Board of Governors and the Arthritis Foundation Iowa Chapter.