CEO, VMD VENTURES, WINDERMERE
Mills, who grew up in Dayton, Ohio, once aspired to be a surgeon but started his career on a management track at General Electric and went on to become general manager at one of AT&T’s emerging technology units. He then moved to ZeroChaos, a small Orlando company that provided back-office services, and transformed it into a high-tech global staffing company with more than $3 billion in revenue. A private equity firm acquired ZeroChaos for $200 million in 2011; Mills stepped down as CEO in 2016 and started VMD Ventures to help aspiring tech entrepreneurs.
|EDUCATION||Purdue University (BS), Harvard University (MBA)|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||I have had an amazing career in corporate and as an entrepreneur. The journey has taught me the value of innovation and continuous reinvention but most importantly the value of the people and their passion and their willingness to believe in a vision along side of me.|
|CIVIC EFFORT||Lift Orlando is focused on transforming one of Orlando’s worse economically deprived communities.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I have a Tony nomination and Grammy nomination.|