“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”
– Steve Prefontaine
Who’s that person you never met but was larger than life and influenced you growing up? For Adam, it was Steve Prefontaine who’s known throughout running circles simply as Pre. He was an American distance runner and iconic trailblazer for many reasons. With much to admire between seven different American records and competing in the 1972 Olympics, it was his mindset that Adam admired the most. Part of that mindset was a simple concept that sits at Adam’s core and Pre said it ‘best’…
“To give anything less than your best
is to sacrifice the gift.“
Adam spent 14 years in leadership roles as a Navy SEAL where he led both tactically and strategically, while attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Adam is a leader of leaders with resolute integrity. He has an aggressive approach to endeavors with a proven track record of navigating the journey from zero to one. He is a candid communicator who builds meaningful relationships and passionately invested to positively impact others.
Among other assignments, he served as Platoon Commander, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer across different SEAL Teams. Tactically, he led platoons during highly sensitive missions requiring undersea launches off nuclear submarines. Strategically, he orchestrated simultaneous global deployments for multiple SEAL Platoons, and he nurtured the culture for a 300-person SEAL Team as second-in-command.
After the Navy, Adam brought his leadership to the automotive industry and finance. At General Motors, he was the Business Manager for the Vice President of Engineering, where he served a Chief of Staff function across eight executive directors while managing a $3.5 billion budget. At AIG, he was a Divisional Vice President where he consulted with financial advisors on retirement solutions.
Today, Adam has two businesses. His profession is helping people with financial planning. His passion is running Hatmada. In 2017 he spearheaded Hatmada to teach character, leadership, and teamwork as a coach and speaker. He keynotes around the country to share his message with individuals and teams.
In March of 2017, the Governor of Michigan appointed him to the Veterans Facilities’ Board of Managers where he is serving a three-year term. Additionally, he was invited to sit on the Board for the Michigan Jewish Action Council where he helps create events that cultivate critical thinking on present day issues.
A sought-after voice in the Detroit Metro area, he’s appeared numerous times on Fox 2 “Let it Rip” as well as local radio shows.
Adam is a proud graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He is happily married, and they have three wonderful children.