Zachary R. Miles

Senior Associate Vice President for Economic Development
Executive Director, UNLV Research Foundation
Expertise: Intellectual property, Economic development, Small business, Venture capital, Community engagement


Zach Miles serves as the senior associate vice president for economic development and executive director for the UNLV Research Foundation.

In these capacities, Miles manages the assessment, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property owned or controlled by UNLV and assists start-up companies in building a strong business foundation and seeking capital.

Prior to joining UNLV, Miles served as the deputy executive director of Technology Venture and Commercialization at the University of Utah. Miles has also co-founded, advised, and served as general counsel for a number of Utah based start-up companies.



  • B.S., Weber State University
  • J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law

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Zachary R. Miles In The News

Los Angeles Business Journal
The Manhattan Beach Studios Group is going to Vegas. The company, also known as MBS Group, is part of a consortium that will build and manage a 34-acre media production and multi-use facility complex at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas’s Harry Reid Research and Technology Park in the southwest section of the city.
K.T.N.V. T.V. ABC 13
From our valley’s record-breaking temperatures to low water levels at Lake Mead, the southwest faces big challenges on a warming planet. Since the very first Earth Day that took place on April 22, 1970, Nevada has warmed and so has the rest of the country.
Las Vegas Sun
A team of researchers at the Desert Research Institute and UNLV is joining forces with other regional universities to study climate challenges in the water-scarce Southwest as part of the project funded by the National Science Foundation.
K.N.P.R. News
The Southwest Sustainability Innovation Engine will be created with $15 million in funding from the National Science Foundation. It involves several entities including the Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Utah and Arizona State University.

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