Scott Miller, who stepped down Friday as president of the Indy Chamber, started work this week as a consultant for two local startups.
Miller left the chamber after less than two years as president to pursue more entrepreneurial interests. As a consultant, he will work with Indianapolis-based 3D Parts Manufacturing and an undisclosed construction company.
He will provide general business advice for both firms as they get off the ground. “Those two engagements are going to keep me fairly busy for the next several months,” Miller said.
Both consultation contracts are open-ended. “I’ll be there as long as they need me,” Miller said. “Hopefully that will be a long time.”
In the meantime, the chamber has begun taking applications for Miller’s replacement.
Greg Fennig, a vice president for Indianapolis Power & Light Co. and chair of the chamber’s search committee, said the organization expects to have a new president selected by the end of July.
Candidates from across the country have submitted applications, Fennig said, but the “vast majority” of them have been from the Indianapolis area.
Miller arrived at the chamber in October 2011 to succeed Roland Dorson as president. Dorson has since taken a job leading a tech startup.
One of Miller’s clients, 3D Parts Manufacturing, launched in January. Company co-founder Kim Brand chairs the board of directors for the Business Ownership Initiative, which is part of the Indy Chamber.
Brand, who knew Miller through their roles with the chamber, recruited Miller after he announced his intention to resign from from the chamber in April.
Miller will help with startup chores as basic as developing a business plan, Brand said.
Miller declined to discuss his second client, because the company has not publicly announced his contract.