Adam is an MBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an MPA graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. While at Kellogg, Adam was a Carl I. Johnson Fellow, active in several student clubs, and concentrated his coursework in Finance, Management, and Strategy. While at Harvard, he served as a course and research assistant in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and his concentrations included Business & Government Policy, Management and Leadership, and International Affairs. During this time, he also gained private equity and early-stage startup experience, giving him valuable and complementary experiences in both seeking and distributing investment capital.Following graduate school, Adam joined McKinsey & Company as a strategic management consultant; his work there spanned a range of clients in the public, non-profit, and private sectors (including oil and gas, tech, and industrials) and crossed various functional disciplines (including organizational design, talent management, operations, and implementation). These projects helped to further hone his coaching and communication/messaging skills as he supported senior clients through large-scale change management efforts within their organizations.Prior to graduate school, Adam was an accomplished member of the US national security community where he served in various capacities and locations around the world for close to a decade, earning a number of professional commendations for his work. His broad range of assignments and interdisciplinary training exposed him directly to critical foreign affairs and international security issues, afforded unique insights into behavioral analysis and psychological assessment, and provided him with substantive experience in program management, operational planning, and risk assessment. He regularly drafted reporting and briefed senior government officials on his work, giving him extensive experience in crafting impactful, carefully worded documents with significant space and time constraints.In his undergraduate studies, Adam graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Engineering and Liberal Arts/Psychology and a minor in Mathematics; this foundation gave him the ability to clearly communicate complex topics and work effectively with those from both technical and non-technical backgrounds. While in school, he was part of his university’s campus honors program, a member of multiple honor societies, and active in his local fraternity chapter. Throughout his academic and professional career, Adam has tutored, mentored, and coached others with an honest, direct, and holistic approach. Given his non-traditional and varied background, Adam connects easily with others regardless of their path but is also particularly well-matched with those who do not necessarily fit the standard MBA mold, including those with non-traditional backgrounds, those applying for joint-degree programs, those coming from or interested in the public/social sector, and those applying at an older than average age.In his spare time, Adam focuses on spending time with friends and family, traveling, and keeping his professional networks active through regular outreach and membership in various associations.