Seth A.  Miller
Seth A. Miller39

Senior vice president, general counsel and chief risk officer,
Cambridge Investment Research

Fast Facts

  • Commercial winemaker for Cedar Valley Winery in Batavia and won 30+ awards for wines since 2008.
  • Rescued two German Shorthaired Pointers.
  • Wanted to become a lawyer after watching his father argue a case before the Iowa Supreme Court.

Seth Miller grew up on a farm outside a tiny Iowa town of 300, cultivating rural values. He has since settled down in the nearby metropolis of Fairfield, with a population of 10,000, and is general counsel and chief risk officer for Cambridge Investment Research, an 800-employee independent broker-dealer.

Mr. Miller has a degree in finance and management, and is an investment adviser representative. He is on Cambridge’s board of directors and, in a decade, has helped the firm double in size.

In 2016-17, Mr. Miller worked with several trade organizations challenging the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. The rule has since been vacated by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Miller’s farm experience coupled with his visits to vineyards led him to his dream of owning a winery. He is the commercial winemaker for Cedar Valley Winery, and says he has won over 30 awards for his wines since 2008.

— Dan Smith


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