Management Team

 

Eric Miller

Partner

Erik Miller bio picEric has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, public relations and investor relations. Specific areas of expertise include corporate communications strategy, crisis and reputation management, media relations and speaker/presentation training. He is a Managing Director of the Portland-based firm, LTPR, a communications agency serving the financial services industry.

Eric’s experience spans the financial and professional services, real estate, energy and non-profit sectors. He has led award winning corporate positioning, corporate communications, media relations and thought leadership programs for clients including law firms Foley & Lardner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Seyfarth Shaw and Alston & Bird, investment banking and brokerage firms Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, LPL Financial and UBS, and private equity firms GTCR and Venrock Associates.

Other significant engagements include crisis work for the Transocean during the recent Gulf oil Spill, corporate communications work for Microsoft Corporation, PM Realty Group and Equity Residential Trust, and educational programming for the Ford Foundation. In the energy sector, Eric has worked with Sempra Energy and Southern California Edison, among others.

Previously, Eric was a Senior Vice President at Financial Dynamics, a leading global strategic communications consultancy. Earlier he was a Senior Vice President of FTI Consulting, where he was a member of its strategic communications team. Prior to that, he led the professional and financial services practice at Weber Shandwick. Eric began his career at the investor relations firm Financial Relations Board.

Eric is active in the local Los Angeles business community as well as in numerous philanthropic organizations including The Japan America Society, The Pasadena Symphony and Pops and Verbum Dei School. He is on the faculty at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications where he teaches courses in corporate and financial communications to undergraduates as well as graduate students. Eric attended USC, the University of London and St. Lawrence University.

 


Pete Kimbrell

Partner

SMVG PEK headshotPete Kimbrell has over twenty years of experience in electronic data management including business process automation, document management, private cloud services, and digital conversion and scanning equipment.  Through Kimbrell & Associates, Pete’s teams have delivered greater efficiency as well as heightened levels of security and compliance for his clients across a wide variety of business sectors.

Pasadena, CA-based All Document Solutions, founded by Pete in 2008 provides integrated solutions for document management, forms processing, data capture and business process management.  Noted for its “high touch,” personalized service, All Document Solutions partners with clients to implement technologies to create a “Less Paper” green business environment.

Clients from a variety of sectors include Arizona State University, Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, Jaya Apparel Group, Pulse Electronics, Schuff International, Weber Logistics, GMB North America, and Fletcher Jones Automotive Group.

Pete graduated from the University of Southern California with a dual emphasis in Management Organization and Management Information Systems, and has held highly successful Sales and Professional Services positions with Xerox, Ricoh and Toshiba.