Nation’s Best has assembled a team with years of experience to help our partners thrive.

Meet the team.

Chris Miller

Chief Executive Officer/Founder

Prior to founding Nation’s Best, Mr. Chris Miller was the Vice President of Operations in the South and Western regions at U.S. LBM, one of the largest lumber and building materials distributors in the nation. Prior to that, he was the President of Parker’s Building Supply and oversaw the growth of one of the largest, independent hardlines distributors in the United States. U.S. LBM acquired Parker’s in 2015 and Chris Miller continued to run all of the South, Southwest, and West Coast operations for U.S. LBM. Alongside Chris Miller’s successful professional career, he retains time to focus on his family, friends, and outdoor hobbies.

Robert Debs, IRC

Vice President

Prior to joining Nation’s Best, Robert was the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for the Southeast and West regions at U.S. LBM, one of the largest lumber and building materials distributors in the nation. Prior to his role at U.S. LBM, Robert held various key senior leadership roles in Investor Relations, as well as Financial Planning and Analysis, with various publicly traded companies of varying equity market capitalizations and industry types.

In his free time Robert likes to jog, play tennis, spend time with friends and most importantly spend time and travel with his family.

Jim Moran

Vice President, Operations

Jim Moran is an advisor to Nation’s Best. His 33 year career includes investment and operational roles in public markets, commercial real estate, entrepreneurship and private equity.  Since 2010, Jim has consulted for a variety of successful entrepreneurial companies including Financial Advisory, Advertising, Design and Private Investment Funds.  Jim’s knack for designing and building organizations, coupled with his discipline for managing by the numbers, offers a unique combination that accelerates growth and profitability in the organizations that he advises.

Amber Little

Chief Human Resources Officer

Prior to joining Nation’s Best, Amber led Talent Development for Essilor of America, part of Essilor Group, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company.  Prior to that, Amber held a Global Training and Development Leader role at Halliburton in addition to consulting, HR, and organizational development roles in education, commercial real estate, private equity, and the Department of Defense. Amber holds a Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Emporia State University and an undergraduate psychology degree from Kansas State University.  

In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling with her family, and cheering on the soccer field.

Jeff Goodrich

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff brings over 20 years of strategic leadership in the areas of Financial Planning, Accounting, IT, Shared Services, Sales Support/Customer Service, Inventory/Purchasing, Supply Chain, Internal Audit and M&A across a variety of industries including medical device, manufacturing, commodities, and semiconductor.  Prior to joining Nation’s Best, Jeff served as Chief Financial Officer and VP of Business Support Services for OsteoMed where he was responsible for accounting, financial planning, IT, customer service, inventory, purchasing and planning. Prior to his role at OsteoMed , he held key financial leadership roles at both United Copper Industries and Texas Instruments. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an MBA, both from Louisiana State University.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Texas.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors. He is also actively involved in Scouts America where he serves as an Assistant Scout Master for a local Troop.

Tim VanBibber

Director of IT

Timothy brings to Nation’s Best 14 years of experience as the Director of IT with Higginbotham Brothers Hardware and Building Materials. He also brings 10 Years of experience as a Network Administrator with the State of Texas.

During his work experience, he gained and developed deep knowledge of ERP systems and data efficiencies, which are instrumental in the core operations in the Hardware and LBM industry. While maintaining the day-to-day IT and Network needs, Tim specialized in new acquisition data mapping and merging between unique systems.

Tim not only comes to Nation’s Best with years of IT experience. He was also the corporate pilot for Higginbotham Brothers since 2015.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys flying the private plane to visit family and friends. His family includes three daughters, three grandkids, two dogs, and his wife of 16 years. Tim is also an avid cruiser and enjoys playing with several ensembles and brass instrument groups in the area.

Greg Smith

Purchasing Director

Prior to joining Nation’s Best, Greg was part of the Kodiak Building Partners Operating Leadership Team for the past three years and served as the President of Gulf & Basco in the Houston metro area. Prior to joining Kodiak, Greg was with E C Barton & Company for almost 34 years. He began his E C Barton career as a part time yard hand and truck driver. Over the next 34 years Greg worked in the accounting, warehouse, sales, purchasing, and operations leadership areas. During that time he served as General Manager of Warehouse Operations, District Manager, VP of Operations, and Chief Purchasing Officer. In addition he served on the company’s Board of Directors for the last 17 years he was with E C Barton.

In his free time, Greg enjoys traveling with family, duck hunting with his sons, and watching Arkansas Razorbacks sports.