President and Chief Executive Officer
Wade Miller was named the Winnipeg Football Club's President and Chief Executive Officer on November 12, 2013.
As co-founder and CEO of Pinnacle, the largest recruitment firm in Manitoba, Miller has established himself as one of the city's top businessmen. Now, 11 years strong, Pinnacle has 25 specialized recruiters providing executive and professional search, staffing and recruiting, and human resources and labour relations consulting.
Driven by his entrepreneurial, ambitious spirit, Miller also co-founded Elite Sports Injury, Elite Performance, and with his business partners, opened various Booster Juice franchises in Winnipeg.
Miller’s desire to ‘make a difference’ is the thread that runs through each of his organizations. It’s an attitude that has earned him national recognition as one of “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” by the Globe and Mail in 2007 and as a prairie finalist, in 2009, for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur Award.
Miller’s success is built on his keen understanding that people are the drivers behind any business and, as he always likes to say, “this is how winning teams are built”.
Most of his entrepreneurial ventures were launched while playing with the Winnipeg Football Club. In fact, his tenacity and motivation on-the-field along with his strong business ethic, skills and experience make for an unbeatable combination.
During his 11 years with the Blue Bombers, Miller received CFL East Division All-Star honours in 1997 & 1999 and ranks as the Bombers’ all-time leader in special team tackles. He was inducted into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 2011.
Off the field, he twice received the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award, given annually to the Blue Bomber who best combines football ability, team camaraderie and extraordinary community effort.
Miller’s passion for business is equal only to his commitment to supporting charitable and local community initiatives. He sits on numerous local boards, including the Young Presidents Organization, Entrepreneur Organization, and is Chairman of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni.
In this role, he remembers to give back to football by hosting an annual, free football clinic for 250 Manitoba coaches. He also runs the “Wade Miller Play with Pro Golf Tournament” in support of amateur football along with other initiatives.
Miller is always setting challenging goals for himself. Notably, he has completed seven sprint triathlons in the last two years.