As an entrepreneur, attorney, and MBA, Adam has maintained a common goal of helping others via innovative collaborative approaches throughout his various endeavors.
Formerly, Adam was Director, Ventures & Innovation at the world's leader in real life entertainment, Discovery, Inc. His role was often described as the company’s global intrapreneur and futurist, responsible for identifying new technologies for implementation, investing in startups, and serving as the primary contact for startups.
Adam is also a 2018 Eisenhower Fellow, an adjunct professor teaching innovation strategy at the University of Maryland, and the founder of Fosterly, an organization that connects innovators and entrepreneurs as they start and scale their endeavors in the greater Washington, DC region.
With a diverse background that spans many industry verticals of various scope and size (including finance, non-profits, startups, and Fortune 500 companies), Adam frequently leverages his expertise to help others. In doing so, he serves as advisor to several organizations, keynotes events around the world, has been hired to present on the future of marketing and technology to leading global agencies (Carat, Havas, Mindshare, Ogilvy, Publicis, Zenith, etc...), and has been is a guest analyst on the topic of business and technology on CNBC.com nearly two dozen times. Just a few of the brands he's collaborated with include Anheuser-Busch, Box.com, Discovery, DocuSign, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NASA, Pfizer, and Verizon.
Born just outside of Washington, DC in Potomac, Maryland, Adam returned to the DC region in 2007 after receiving his BA in Political Science, JD, and MBA from Washington, University in St. Louis. He now resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, and actively seeks opportunities to explore. He's climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, biked the "death road" in Bolivia, built homes in rural Peru, assembled bicycles to help improve access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity in Zambia, and completed multiple marathons, triathlons, and 100+ mile bike rides.
You can follow him on Twitter at @AdamZ.