As senior vice president, innovation programs for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), Wayne Miller oversees operations for ICBA’s highly successful ThinkTECH Accelerator program, which advances community bank-fintech partnerships through the development of targeted solutions for community banks.

Miller brings more than four decades of proven performance in a variety of industries and leadership roles. He most recently served as executive director of The Venture Center, where he oversaw the nonprofit’s efforts to accelerate market readiness for early to growth-stage companies through immersive FIS and ICBA accelerator programs. Before joining The Venture Center in 2017, he served as CEO of a private-equity backed medical drive manufacturer, and has extensive experience working with start-ups.

Miller serves on the board of Beauceron Security, serves as an advisor and mentor to a variety of fintech companies, and is a general partner in BankTech Ventures.

Miller attended the University of Pittsburgh in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa., and was an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland where he taught entrepreneurship.