Arthur D. Little adds Jim Miller to lead travel & transportation in US

05 February 2021 2 min. read
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Arthur D. Little (ADL), Brussels-based global management consultancy, has welcomed aviation consulting expert Jim Miller as a new partner in Boston. Miller will lead and develop the firm’s US travel & transportation practice.

Miller brings over 30 years of experience delivering economic and financial analyses for airports, airlines, ports, and rail. He has particular expertise in aviation, where he has advised on 50+ airport privatizations and completed more than 150 forecast/financial valuation analysis projects for major airports.

Miller previously developed the public-private-partnership (PPP) transportation business at engineering consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV, while also leading the PPP transaction business at InterVISTAS Consulting, an aviation, transportation, and tourism specialist.

He joined InterVISTAS after the company acquired Innova Aviation, a boutique consultancy Miller founded in 2005. Earlier in his career, he was a senior partner in the global transportation practice of PA Consulting.

Miller holds a JD from the University of Tulsa College of Law and a master’s degree in mathematical economics from West Virginia University.

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“The US is poised to experience a wholesale shift across transportation sectors, and ADL is excited to welcome Jim as a leader who can apply his deep expertise to our clients’ situations. His wealth of experience in American and global transportation, and aviation in particular, will significantly enhance our capabilities and perspective,” said Craig Wylie, managing partner at ADL.

Miller added, “What really attracted me to ADL is the space and opportunity it gives its partners to be genuinely entrepreneurial in their dealings with clients, as this is how I’ve always worked most successfully in the past. That approach is critical today, as airports and airlines consider how to restructure their business to reflect new market conditions, while the industry itself changes to address pressing sustainability issues.”

Miller’s hiring is part of ADL’s continued efforts to expand in the US.

The original ADL was the world’s first consulting firm, founded by chemist Arthur D. Little in 1886 in Boston. The company went bankrupt in 2002 and its non-US assets and brand name were purchased by Paris-based firm Altran Technologies. In 2011, a group of partners led a management buyout from Altran.

Since then, the company has been working to re-establish its presence in the US. The company has offices in Boston, Houston, and San Francisco, as well as project offices in New York and Southern California.

ADL is planning to double its US presence in 2021, and further double in 2022/2023. The firm expects more office openings in New York and DC, as well as potential locations in the Great Lakes Region and Canada.

Headquartered in Brussels, ADL’s 1,000 professionals deliver consulting services in strategy, operations, finance, digital transformation, technology, and risk, among other areas. The firm serves clients in a wide range of industries.

ADL has offices across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia.