Ashley Miles

Jun 12 2024

by Katelyn Whelan

Ashley Miles is an Award-winning Business Innovation + Growth Enablement Expert, Host of The Impossible Podcast, Helps C-Suite Unlock the Value of Liquid Talent to Drive Business Performance. Ashley is a Game Changer. Mobilizer. Builder and Scaler of Innovative Companies. Dynamic Business Leader paired with a Creative Spirit. Connector. She leads with a play-to-win mentality, stemming from her childhood days as a competitive Equestrian horseback rider, which explains her inner cowgirl spirit in life and business.

As CEO of Franklyn West, a new era business growth advisory and execution firm, Ashley is shaping the future of work in the growing on-demand economy by inserting vetted SWAT teams of top talent and solutions into companies to drive incremental growth. The firm was recently awarded by Inc Magazine and Globee Awards for its impact on F500 companies.

Previously, she served as the Global Chief Business Officer at Thrive Global, reporting directly to Founder/CEO Arianna Huffington. Led worldwide sales, marketing and operations focused on monetization and accelerating growth through SaaS and advertising partnerships. Prior, she spent six years helping to build and scale Refinery29, the leading digital media and entertainment company for women and exponentially helped scale Refinery29, drove and diversified revenue growth to a nine-figure business, including the launch and expansion of 29Rooms, the company’s most expansive offline activation. As Chief Client Officer, Head of Advertising, she led Refinery29’s ad/revenue growth strategy and execution.

Ashley served as RVP at, an ad tech company and saw through its acquisition by Valassis and served as Executive Sales Director, Beauty at Time Inc.,, where she piloted growth in the Beauty/Wellness category.

As a mother of two young girls, Ashley is proud to help women claim their power in business as Immediate Past President of New York Women in Communications/Matrix Awards. In her role as President, formally launched the #WomenHeard initiative to address the dramatic departure of women from the workforce post Covid-19. Ashley is a recipient of the NYWICI Award and served on the Board of Governors of Cosmetic Executive Women. She is a proud Louisiana native, Ole Miss Journalism/New Media alum and serves on the board of Preschool Partners.


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Katelyn is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a dual degree in Marketing & Visual Communication Design. Settling in her hometown of Savannah, GA, she has spent the past 5 years building a career working with female owned small businesses. From events to retail, she has learned the art of translating ideas into action. Specializing in digital marketing, she seeks to bring the passion of her clients to life through the power of social media & e-commerce. She is the digital arm of a design firm founded with her two sisters, The Whelan Girls.

When she is not working, you can find her at the beach. She loves spending time with her family and can whip up a killer batch of chocolate chip cookies.

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