Leslie Miles is Vice President of Corporate Programs and Indirect Procurement for ARRIS, a global innovator in IP, video and broadband technology. She leads the Program Management Office for strategic, enterprise-wide, cross-functional programs that help the company realize its global objectives. She has been the driving force in successfully leading the integrations for ARRIS’s acquisition of the Motorola Home, Pace, and Brocade/Ruckus businesses over the last five years. Her leadership has made ARRIS one of the best at acquiring and integrating companies seamlessly.
Leslie also leads ARRIS’s voice of the customer program, Customer CONNECT, overseeing customer interviews and internal action planning to help the company deliver on its core value of Customer First. With Leslie’s leadership and her ability to build trusting relationships both internally and externally, customer participation in Customer CONNECT has grown 30-fold in the past five years. Recently, Leslie was appointed responsibility to run ARRIS’s Indirect Procurement organization, where she manages ~$1B in spend, spanning multiple strategic categories.
Two years ago, Leslie was selected by the ARRIS Executive Leadership Team to serve as the founding Board Chair for the newly created ARRIS Women’s Business Network (AWBN) which fosters an environment to promote diversity, inclusiveness and the personal and professional development of all ARRIS employees. She has been instrumental in the launch and continued success of this organization, which is now over 900 members strong.
Leslie transitioned into the telecommunications industry in 1998 with Motorola. Through her 20+ years in the industry, she has held several leadership roles, including supply chain operations, new product introduction, product line management, and mergers and acquisitions.
Leslie has a Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain from Michigan State University and an MBA in Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business. She has continued her leadership education through the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Women’s Senior Leadership Program in 2015 and is a graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI Class 35). She is an active member of the WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications) Chicago chapter.
Leslie lives with her husband and two young sons in Chicago.