James R. Miller, vice president of global operations at Google, has joined Wayfair’s board of directors. Before joining Google six years ago, Miller served as executive vice president of Sanmina-SCI Technology, an electronic manufacturing service provider; he was also founder-principal at Sierra Crest Consulting, among other roles.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jim to the Wayfair board,” says Niraj Shah, the company’s CEO and co-founder. “Jim brings exceptional knowledge and expertise on supply chain operations and technology companies, as well as a deep understanding of the customer experience. I’m confident that his contributions will positively impact our ongoing mission as we continue to transform the way people shop for the home.”
Miller is also an advisory board member on multiple West Coast clean-tech and supply chain startups, including DocuSign. He earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Purdue University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
“Wayfair is clearly redefining the way consumers shop for home furnishings and decor, and its unique business model is disrupting the retail and supply chain landscape in the category,” says Miller. “It’s an honor to join the board of directors, and I look forward to adding to Wayfair’s continued success as a global e-commerce leader.”