Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners named Staples president and COO Mike Miles to the role of advisory director.
Miles spent the past decade at Staples and his last day will be February 2, 2013. In his new capacity at Berkshire, Miles is tasked with sourcing new investment ideas and serving as an operating advisor to Berkshire’s portfolio of companies.
"Mike joins us with a distinguished track record and his experience will undoubtedly bring significant value to Berkshire and our portfolio companies," said Berkshire managing director Ross Jones. "A number of us have had the privilege of knowing Mike for over two decades and we are delighted to have him join the firm."
Miles joined Staples in 2003 as COO and was given additional responsibilities as president in 2006. Prior to Staples, he was with PepsiCo and YUM Brands for ten years, at once point serving as COO of Pizza Hut. He began his career at Bain and Company, the Boston-based management consulting firm which prov