A big guy who enjoys the little things in life. Raised in St. Louis, adulting in Austin. Went from the front of the classroom to the front of the conference room. Never have turned down a coffee. Helping creators and companies monetize. Connecting the dots that others can't.

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"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again..."
— Theodore Roosevelt



As an operator, I help audience-forward companies scale their operations from $0 to $100M in annual revenue.


As a teacher and educator, I coach my clients and colleagues to reach their full potential.


With a book of business that includes thousands of customers, I help best-in-class brands connect with audience-forward companies.


Using content to drive commerce. Much of the world is trying to sell something, but the best way to do that is through high quality content. I help brands facilitate this shift.

experience and investments.

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what people say:

Adam is the talent you need when you need to take the idea to the next level, not just thinking today, but in years to come. He is flexible and willing to help in the process of developing an idea an a strategy. I was particularly impressed by Adams’s ability to handle even the toughest clients AKA us—effortlessly. That skill often takes dedication, knowledge of brand, and will.

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Linka Biaggi
Global Product Marketing, Dell Technologies

If you don't want to ever be motivated, inspired, or have a great time at your job, working with Adam may not be for you. If the thought of being the most creative and efficient version of your professional self sends shivers down your spine, working for Adam may not be for you. If you just downright H A T E the idea of the workplace feeling like someone you actually want to be? Get out now before it's too late. But, if you do like being managed by someone with emotional intelligence who also doesn't take life too seriously, you've found your man.

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Katy Huff
Partnerships, The Hustle

I had the pleasure of partnering with Adam at Microsoft Envision, an event designed to help business executives gain new insights for driving digital transformation in their organizations. As one of our guest speakers, Adam lead a workshop focused on engaging a diverse millennial workforce through creativity and teamwork. Adam lent his voice to the subject by drawing on his leadership experiences at The Hustle. His perspectives on how to empower flexible work, foster an employee-driven culture, and create a shared sense of creative ownership really resonated with our audience. We were one of the highest rated sessions of the entire event, even surpassing the former first lady Michelle Obama! Several attendees referred to the workshop as the “best session of the conference bar none.” Adam was also a joy to work with – supper collaborative, responsive to feedback, and just fun.

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Raanah Amjadi
Sr. Communications Manager, Microsoft


You'll find my perspective, experience, and insights in this area on topics such as: startups, sales, and content and commerce. I'll also occasionally give updates on my personal life. Enjoy the reading!


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