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’s mix of private investing and operating experience, as follows:
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 businesses.
Seeking operating experience to become a better investor, in 1999 Adam joined netLibrary, a Colorado-based internet software startup, 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.
In 2006 Adam returned to private investing as Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Montis Capital, a Colorado-based firm targeting active growth equity and buyout investments. Montis rewarded its limited partners with successful investments in Datavail (technology-enabled database services) and J-B Weld (niche manufacturer of consumer epoxies and adhesives). In parallel with Montis, Adam partnered with Jeff from 2011-2015 in the successful recapitalization, board overhaul, turnaround and sale of Palladium Industries, a niche manufacturer of industrial eye safety products.
Adam served as a Director on the Board of Palladium Industries and currently serves as a Director on the Board of DOZR Inc., an innovative digital marketplace for heavy equipment rentals which BaseCamp Equity invested in toward the end of 2018 (www.dozr.com).
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. It’s been his privilege to serve his community on the boards of multiple impactful organizations.