President and Chief Executive Officer
Wade Miller enters his second season overseeing the Winnipeg Football Club as President and Chief Executive Officer, being introduced in August of 2013. In this brief timespan, Wade’s leadership has spearheaded this historic franchise in the right direction, both on and off the football field. His commitment to providing the Province of Manitoba with a competitive football product, and a great fan experience, has become the mantra of the organization. Miller is a hands-on CEO, consistently speaking with corporate partners and fans, encouraging those for feedback to continue the process of shaping a winning organization in all facets.
A Winnipeg Blue Bomber Hall of Famer, Miller played 11 years with the Blue Bombers. He received CFL East Division All-Star honours in 1997 & 1999 and ranks as the Canadian Football League and Bombers’ all-time leader in special team tackles with 184. Miller also shares the record for most special teams tackles in a season with 37, a mark he achieved in 1999. 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.
Driven by his entrepreneurial, ambitious spirit, Miller co-founded and is the CEO of Pinnacle Staffing, Manitoba’s largest recruitment firm. He also co-founded Elite Sports Injury, Elite Performance, and throughout the years has introduced other new businesses to the Manitoba community.
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”, a national award celebrating leaders and honouring Canadians who have reached a significant level of success before their fortieth birthday. Miller was also a prairie finalist in 2009 for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur Award.
His 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”.
Miller’s passion for business is equal only to his commitment to supporting charitable and local community initiatives, as he is consistently active in the Manitoba community.