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By Devlin Smith

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For Anthony Miller, working for Morgan Schiff & Co., a NewYork City investment banking group, just wasn't enough. He waslooking for a challenge, something interesting and exciting to puthis energy and expertise into. Miller found what he was looking forin Denver-based Qdoba Restaurant Corp. (formerly Z-TECA MexicanGrill), the quick-service Mexican food chain he co-founded in1993.

"I left banking because I thought I would have more funworking for myself," says Miller, 32. Using the skills hegained at Morgan Schiff, Miller brought together the people whowould help him create restaurants inspired by Mexicantacquerias.

"With Morgan Schiff, I had the opportunity to learn aboutthe roles professionals play in construction, information systems,marketing, human resources, purchasing, accounting andfinance," he explains. "All these areas are necessary inbuilding a successful team in the restaurant business."

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