Trisha A. Miller, CFP® is former Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital, L.L.C., the broker-dealer affiliate of Starwood Capital Group.

Ms. Miller began her career in the financial services industry in 1986. Prior to joining Starwood, Ms. Miller was an Executive Director of W. P. Carey, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Carey Financial, LLC, W. P. Carey’s broker-dealer subsidiary. In this position, she oversaw the Carey Financial sales team, national accounts, financial operations, and compliance departments.

She also served as the Security Principal of the firm. Prior to joining W. P. Carey in 2008, she was an institutional sales director and a sales manager with Rydex Investments where she gained an appreciation for alternative investments. Ms. Miller began her career as a broker at Dean Witter and has worked previously at Putnam Funds and Columbia Funds.

Ms. Miller earned her B.A. from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and her MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Certified Financial Planner® and holds several securities licenses, including the Series 7 and 24 licenses. Ms. Miller previously chaired the Education Committee for the Investment Program Association and the IPA’s Women’s Initiative Network, which is committed to mentoring and fostering an environment for women to excel in financial services. Ms. Miller has spoken to thousands on the topics of investing in alternative investments and on educating and empowering women regarding their financial security for which she was featured on Lifetime Channel’s The Balancing Act.

Ms. Miller currently serves as a board member of the Investment Program Association. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Financial Planning, which is dedicated to the delivery of pro bono financial planning to the underserved. Ms. Miller has also been involved in the Financial Planning Association® since 1997 and served on the board of the National Capital Chapter of the FPA® for four years. In addition, Ms. Miller has served on the board of the Salvation Army in Alexandria, VA and the board of Grace Episcopal School in Alexandria, VA where she resides with her family.