Bryan Miles


Bryan Miles is a successful entrepreneur, husband, father, backpacker, mountain climber, mentor, and writer. In addition, he’s the Co-Chair and Co-Founder of BELAY, a premium staffing company serving businesses all over the U.S. He and his wife, Shannon, are proud Co-Owners. They have enjoyed starting and running BELAY together as a team since the beginning in late 2010. After 10 years leading BELAY, Bryan & Shannon appointed Tricia Sciortino as the next CEO of BELAY.

Bootstrapping their business with no outside funding, the company has generated over $100M in revenues since its beginning and has exploded to over one thousand team members – all of whom work from home. Without an office, BELAY has graced the Inc. 5000 list six times and was awarded the number one spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Best Company Culture and been featured in several top-tier media outlets over the years.

Additionally, outside of BELAY, Bryan & Shannon own a craft brewing company (NoFo Brew Co) and they own an advisory company that helps successful business owners own their companies, not run them (Own Not Run).

Before BELAY, Bryan was a sales consultant in the tech and construction industries. In late 2010, (during the Great Recession) he and Shannon saw the need for an innovative staffing model where people could work remotely from their homes. They gave their notices and resigned from their employers on the same day, October 1st, 2010. They cashed in all of their 401(k)s for start-up capital and just like that, BELAY was born.

Creating and fostering a healthy culture has always been close to Bryan’s heart. He has written about it for years and has put all of his thoughts in his second book, Virtual Culture: The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore, which is available now.

Bryan loves to mentor other entrepreneurs and small business owners to reach their full potential. During these seasons of mentoring, he meets with a small group of men once a month. He digs into their lives to encourage them to be the best father, husband, and businessman they can be. Bryan sits on several non-profit and for-profit boards.

The Miles family resides in north Atlanta, but they truly live out the joys of working virtually/remote. Bryan is often interviewing for podcasts, at speaking engagements discussing Virtual Culture, or supporting his amazing BELAY team outside of Atlanta. If they are not working from their porch, you’ll find them splitting time between the beaches on the panhandle of Florida and the mountains of Jackson Hole.

Bryan is keenly aware that he can’t do any of this without the support of his wife and kids, the hard work of his team, or the kindness of God. Furthermore, Bryan views his leadership as a stewardship, meaning, he is responsible to manage what has been entrusted to him for a finite period of time.

Full Name:
Bryan Miles

February 23, 1975 (age 44)
Springfield, MO

Scheduling  – Hope Ward

Business Development – Tricia Sciortino

Press – Stacey Marler

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