01/25/2013 1:49 PM ET
Andrew Miller named SVP Strategy & Business Analytics
New role will lead strategic planning, research & analysis for all business operations
By / MLB.com
Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Indians have promoted ANDREW MILLER to the position of Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Analytics. In this new position, Miller will lead strategic planning, research and analysis in all areas related to business operations. In addition, Miller will continue to advise the Baseball Operations department on negotiations and strategic issues. He will continue to report directly to Indians President Mark Shapiro, to whom he's reported for the past two years in the position of Assistant to the President.
Miller joined the Indians organization in 2006, serving as Baseball Operations Assistant for the 2007 season and Assistant Director of Baseball Operations for the 2008 and 2009 seasons before being promoted to assist Shapiro during his transition to team President. In his roles within Baseball Operations, Miller was involved in every aspect of the Club's Major League team operations, focusing on financial, contractual and strategic elements of player acquisitions and negotiations. He was also instrumental in the development, construction and operations of the Club's Goodyear Player Development Complex in Arizona.
"Since joining the organization in 2006, Andrew has made invaluable contributions in the areas of analytics and strategy, both during his time in Baseball Operations and on the business side as a direct advisor to me," said Indians President MARK SHAPIRO. "As we continue to maximize all business opportunities, Andrew's expertise and leadership in these areas will provide a solid foundation for the organization."
Prior to joining the Indians, Miller spent nearly seven years working in the investment banking and venture capital industries before completing a JD-MBA at Northwestern University in 2007. He graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where he also spent four years as a left-handed pitcher on the Cal baseball team.
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