David Niles

SSA & Company

David Niles is President of SSA & Company, a leading management consulting firm, and G100 Companies, a professional services holding company.  G100 Companies has four activities: G100 Network (a leading CEO learning community for F500 CEOs and leading private equity firms), The Miles Group (a leadership assessment and F500 board consulting partnership with the former Vice Chairman of Heidrick and Struggles, Stephen Miles), High Lantern Group (a reputation management and communications firm), CEOworks (an advisory firm that works closely with CEOs to create value faster), and SSA. He currently sits on the board of Leading Edge Aviation, a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital, and is an investor in private companies and venture capital funds.  He also sits on the board of the Deming Center for Quality and Competitiveness at Columbia Business School and is a member of the Gotham Chapter of YPO.

David has extensive experience in building businesses, as a strategic advisor, private equity investor, and operating executive.  Previous to SSA, David was a Partner at Castling Group, a management consulting firm and private equity fund with offices in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  Prior to Castling, David was a member of Booz, Allen and Hamilton's Media and Entertainment Practice, where he worked on numerous strategic and growth-related initiatives.

David also has extensive experience with corporate operations, having run corporate development efforts for a division of Bertelsmann AG and having served as a Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Signature Group, a $1B membership-services company now owned by GE Capital.  David started his career as an Account Executive with Ogilvy and Mather, where he led marketing programs for American Express.  He holds a MBA, with distinction, from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.

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