Out of high school, Adam enlisted in the US army. After his time in service, he eventually settled in the San Francisco Bay Area where he became a stockbroker. Later he moved to Idaho and finished (BA in Accounting and MBA) while running a small gym. He returned to San Francisco and became an Auditor at BDO working with Alternative Investment clients. He left public accounting to work in fund accounting and financial databases.
He wanted to change the focus of his career to the not-for-profit space and jumped at the chance to work at Mission Graduates.