FOUNDER & GENERAL PARTNER
Adam grew up learning from his father about investing in private businesses, resourcing them to grow and – most important – respecting the people who built them. Those teachings shaped his career.
Following an early M&A stint in investment banking, Adam entered private investing in 1995 as an Associate and then VP with Cleveland-based National City Equity Partners. There he evaluated, helped execute and monitored growth equity and mezzanine investments in manufacturing, telecom, healthcare and consumer products.
Knowing that operating experience would make him a better investor, in 1999 Adam joined netLibrary, a Colorado-based internet software business, as SVP, Finance and Strategic Development. There he helped to raise over $100 million of equity, develop corporate and channel strategy, acquire strategic assets, file to go public, and sell after the dot-com meltdown. Adam then deepened his operating experience as Director, Corporate Development & Planning for Alexander & Baldwin, a NYSE corporation with businesses in real estate, logistics, energy and transportation bridging China and the U.S.
Adam returned to private investing in 2006 to co-found and co-lead Montis Capital, a Colorado-based firm targeting active growth equity and buyout investments. Montis rewarded investors with strong returns from investments in Datavail (technology-enabled database services) and J-B Weld (niche manufacturer of consumer epoxies and adhesives). Adam also partnered with Jeff in the recapitalization, board overhaul, successful turnaround and sale of Palladium Industries, a niche manufacturer of industrial eye safety products which their father had invested in during the 1970s.
Raised in Connecticut, Adam is well-rooted in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two children. He is a man of family and faith, student of democracy and outdoor enthusiast – cycling, skiing, paddle tennis and camping top his list. Adam's education includes ample travel, too few books for his liking, a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University. He has been privileged to serve his community on the boards of multiple impactful organizations.