TrainingPeaks announced today that it has hired legendary cycling coach Jim Miller as the company’s Vice President of Business Development.
“Jim’s wealth of experience coaching athletes at the Olympic level will greatly help our efforts to grow our high performance market and will strengthen our bond with USA Cycling and other National Governing Bodies and partners,” said Dirk Friel, Co-Founder, President and Chief of Fitness Brands at Peaksware, TrainingPeaks’ parent company.
Miller’s storied career as a cycling coach includes serving as Head Performance Director for USA Cycling at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, and through the years he has helped coach more than 60 national champions, Olympic gold and silver medalists, and some of the sport’s most successful athletes. As USA Cycling’s Director of Endurance Programs in 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Order of Ikkos medallion by the U.S. Olympic Committee for his contributions to the sport of cycling.
Previously Miller served as the Vice President of Athletics at USA Cycling, leading athlete development across all disciplines and the ongoing development and execution of USA Cycling’s Elite High Performance Program.
“I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to USA Cycling for 16 wonderful years. It has been a remarkable journey and I would not trade my time there for anything else in the world,” said Miller. “I have seen TrainingPeaks grow from an idea to the premier endurance training platform in the world. I hope to bring the same enthusiasm, energy and high performance mindset to TrainingPeaks that will enable them to continue to be the world leader in the endurance training arena.”
In addition to supporting TrainingPeaks existing partnerships, Miller will work directly with high performance teams and new partners to provide valuable feedback in the continuing evolution and broadening of TrainingPeaks’ products. A TrainingPeaks user since 2001, Miller’s familiarity with the product, coupled with his vast knowledge of endurance coaching methodologies and industry connections, will make him a critical asset to the organization moving forward.