Adam focuses on early stage investments in Venrock’s Palo Alto Office. He is a board observer at Better Finance.
Prior to Venrock, he served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2013 as a Senior Policy Advisor at the National Economic Council and National Security Council. His domestic work focused on the response to the 2008 financial crisis, implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, and housing finance reform. His international work focused on US-China strategic and economic relations as well as broader international trade issues.
Prior to the White House, he worked with McKinsey and Company in their Corporate Finance Group and Segovia Technology, a global payments business both based in New York.
He also worked with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, Moore Capital in London, and the World Bank in Beijing.
Adam received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and MBA and MPAID from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. At Harvard, his thesis advisor was Lawrence Summers and he was a research assistant for Jeremy Stein. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing.