What gets me out of bed in the morning
Challenge, variety and working in a fantastic team at Ignition Financial and Ignition Law. No two days are ever remotely the same. It is rewarding removing entrepreneurs’ pain points, so they can invest their time on the business rather than in it.
Entrepreneurs I admire
James Watt and Martin Dickie. BrewDog thrives by thinking and acting differently in an old, established industry dominated by a handful of global brewers. BrewDog’s founders are fiercely protective and loyal to their local roots, values and principles. Phenomenal success has followed.
Currently helping to fundraise for community sports clubs in Scotland. Previously, treasurer of a London community rugby club.
The fine print
Education and training: Oxford University (MA) and PwC London (ACA).
Prior roles: CFO, Valexa Technologies, a B2B SaaS FinTech business. Adam was recruited to Valexa to help grow the business and lead the strategic exit. Prior to this he worked as an M&A advisor in the FMCG sector, having previously qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC in London.
Deal Experience: Led the strategic exit of Valexa Technologies to Solera Holdings Inc., a $4 billion NYSE technology group. Worked on 15 strategic exits and acquisitions in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia.
Interests: Running, Rugby, (social!) Touch Rugby and periodically attempting to learn Spanish.
Adam is a strategic finance professional with uncompromising standards. His rigour, passion and energy are greatly valued by London Scottish as we continue on our Incredible Journey.
Sir David Reid,
Chairman of London Scottish International Limited and Chairman of Intertek Group Plc