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Lead Executive

Adam leads the Capital Advisory practice as well as the day-to-day operations of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Adam has spent most of his career in the social impact field in Canada.

Since 2009, Adam has been contributing to national and international market development initiatives in the field of impact investment. Adam was behind the scenes of the Canadian Task Force on Social Finance in 2010, helped create the Centre for Impact Investing at MaRS in 2011, and has supported several non-profit organizations with non-traditional financing arrangements throughout his current tenure at MaRS.

Prior to joining MaRS, Adam was a consultant for PwC, specializing in nonprofit performance management as well as Aboriginal community investment.

Adam is an advisor to several Canadian nonprofit organizations and foundations on issues of enterprise and funding. He is also an advisor to the Calouste Gulbankian Foundation in Portugal and their impact investment initiative at the Social Entrepreneurship Institute. Adam is a recognized leader on topics of social finance and emerging models like social impact bonds. He holds a degree in economics from the University of British Columbia.

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Panelist: Impact Investing, International Economic Forum of the Americas, Toronto (2016).

Panelist: Global Perspectives on Impact Investing, Social Innovation World Forum, Lisbon (2015).