Avram Miller is CEO of The Avram Miller Company, a Strategy and Business Development Corporation. His primary interest lies in the opportunities created by the convergence of the communications, computer and media industries. Miller was one of the first individuals to recognize the potential of the Internet to become a powerful new medium and had a leading role in the development of broadband technologies starting with the development of the cable modem in 1994. Avram is known for his successful investments in early stage companies. He has been listed several times in the Forbes Midas list of the top 100 venture investors including occupying the number eight position in 2003.
Avram joined Intel Corp in 1984 and served as Vice President and Director of Corporate Business Development until his resignation from the company in 1999. While at Intel he played a principal role in establishing the companies venture activities and was a founder what became Intel Capital where he managed a multi billion dollar portfolio. In addition, he participated in the company's strategy committee and was responsible for developing Intel's relationships with both the communications and media industries.
Before joining Intel, Avram held a number of senior positions in the computer industry including serving as president of Franklin Computer Corporation and as Group Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation. He spent the majority of the 1970's applying computer technology to medical care. He has also held academic positions at the Medical School of Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the Medical School of Tel Aviv University where he was an Adjunct Associate Professor. Avram studied music and continues to play jazz piano.
He has served on the boards of a number of public and private technology and entertainment companies as well as advising various financial service companies. He continues to be active with a number of Non Profit Organizations that apply technology to improving the lives of people throughout the world.
Avram lives in Los Angeles and Sonoma and travels extensively through the world.