In 1989, acting on a request by his friend’s father, Josh Miller spent the summer working at Fuller Landau LLP. His summer employment has extended into a career, which has seen Josh promoted through the ranks, from summer student and junior to manager, and in 1999, partner.
Quite a bit has changed in the business since 1989, but one thing that has not is Josh’s youthful exuberance for the job and building a relationship with clients in which accessibility and transparency are primordial. “Communication is a two-way street, and is essential in any relationship,” remarks Josh. “I’m very direct with people. If it’s on my mind, they’ll know!”
Family dynamics are a big part of Josh’s job. So, too, are solving cash flow problems, management/shareholder negotiations, auditing and consulting for owner-managed businesses in various industries, and dealing with cross-border issues, particularly the impact of Hong Kong and China activities on clients’ businesses.
Josh’s Far East involvement is not by coincidence. After serving six years as President, he remains on the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association, Montreal Section, and has extensive knowledge and considerable experience in Far East activities. “It’s what differentiates both myself and the firm a bit in a world that has gone there – and if you’re not there, depending on the industry you’re involved in, you’re already somewhat behind,” notes Josh, who coined the “Work hard, play hard and have fun” motto that Fuller Landau LLP lives by.