WRA, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Miles Gullingsrud as Vice President, Operations. Miles has more than 15 years of experience leading critical operational support including project delivery, technology, people, and culture. With a professional background in administration, finance, and technology, Miles brings a blended experience of organizational process and operational delivery.
“We are really excited to have Miles join our team,” said Geoff Smick, WRA Chief Executive Officer. “As we grow from a small to medium-sized company, we recognize the need for a strong operations leader with commitment to helping us thrive by fostering staff development throughout all levels of the organization and transitioning that positive momentum into quality project delivery for our clients and project partners.”
Miles’ background in operations ranges from large-scale, procedural companies, to early stage startup environments. The common thread in his work in both types of organizations is a high level of people centricity, and building systems to support people in their work. “What really excites me about WRA is the clear value the company has on the people that work here, and their importance as individuals and members of the communities they live and work in,” said Miles.
Miles earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Riverside and is a certified project manager. He is active in a number of professional organizations including the ManKind Project, a nonprofit training organization that offers life-changing experiential training for men, and The Operators Guild, a national organization for senior level operators to share expertise and best practices.
Miles lives in Oakland with his wife and three year-old daughter. His favorite activities are cooking and playing music — guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocals.