Roger Miller had 36 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry at the time of his retirement in December 2004. His career began in the Research component where he held positions in the physical chemistry and natural products divisions. In 1982, Miller moved into the Manufacturing component where he held leadership positions in Fermentation, Chemical Synthesis and Bio-engineered products at three separate Lilly manufacturing sites. His positions were in technical services, quality control, operations, human resources and site management. In 1997, Miller returned to Lilly corporate headquarters where he held positions in corporate business development, third party manufacturing, and quality assurance.
Mr. Miller obtained his B.A. in chemistry from Indiana University in 1971, M.S. in physical chemistry from Purdue University in 1975 and M.S. in management from Purdue in 1988.
Since retiring from Lilly, Roger founded a consulting business - AcquiRight, Due Diligence Partners - to assist small and mid-sized companies in the pharmaceutical industry more effectively and efficiently complete due diligence on their planned acquisitions. It was through this business that Miller first became acquainted with Targanta as they sought to acquire Oritavancin. When the deal was completed, this role helping Targanta to manage its third party manufacturers and supply chain was a perfect fit for Millerís previous experiences.