Scott Miller, Head of the Six Sigma Academy and the G100, Named Special Advisor to General Atlantic

Jan 21, 2010, 09:00 ET from General Atlantic LLC

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- General Atlantic LLC (GA), a leading global growth equity firm, today announced that Scott Miller, the CEO of SSA and Company, the owner of the Six Sigma Academy and the G100, has become a Special Advisor to the firm. In this role, Mr. Miller will support GA's active value-added approach to partnering with growth companies by providing strategic counsel to GA and its portfolio companies. In addition, Mr. Miller will provide strategic advice to GA's capital raising efforts.

Mr. Miller previously served as President of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and prior to that as President and CEO of United Infrastructure Company. He is currently a director of AXA Financial, Inc. and a former director of Navteq, Orbitz, Inc. and Schindler Holdings.

Founded in 1980, GA has a long history of identifying, investing in and supporting growth companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia. With a target investment size of $50 million to $500 million, GA manages approximately $15 billion and invests between $1 billion and $2 billion per year in growth opportunities globally. GA's Special Advisor network consists of several experienced industry executives who work closely with GA's investment professionals in identifying new opportunities as well as providing strategic advice and guidance to GA and its portfolio companies.

Bill Ford, Chief Executive Officer of General Atlantic, noted, "We are pleased to have Scott join the GA team in this advisory role.  His energy and experience will complement our efforts to identify and support leading growth companies around the world. Moreover, Scott's global network will prove invaluable to our firm as we selectively add capital partners."

Mr. Miller said, "General Atlantic's global growth focus is highly relevant especially in today's environment. I look forward to collaborating with the GA team in building their capital base and identifying important industry trends for their investment activities on a global basis. I am also excited to continue to work with GA's selected portfolio companies on their growth initiatives."

Mr. Miller currently heads SSA and Company consisting of three main businesses: Six Sigma Academy, a professional services firm of 75 professionals providing Lean/Six Sigma productivity consulting to leading corporations in North America, Europe, and China; the G100, a CEO membership organization including over 100 CEO's of the Fortune 1000 and the 5 largest private equity firms; and MSP, a private real estate development and investment company.

Mr. Miller is involved in several civic activities including the boards of the Aspen Community Foundation, Kravis Leadership Board and Jazz Aspen/Snowmass. Mr. Miller earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from Stanford University.

About General Atlantic

GENERAL ATLANTIC is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. GA combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide. Established in 1980, GA manages approximately $15 billion in capital and has more than 75 investment professionals based in Greenwich, New York, Palo Alto, London, Dusseldorf, Hong Kong, Beijing, Mumbai and Sao Paulo. For further information and a listing of GA's public and private portfolio companies, see

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