Executive Director, Carolina Cyber Center
Adam began his career as an aerospace engineer working on cruise missiles, space vehicles and hypersonic missiles. Next, he worked at Southwest Airlines as Director of Purchasing and Director of Information Systems, and later as VP of Application Development for Yum! brands. In 2000 he joined KPMG and built a successful IT and business consulting practice serving some of the most admired global companies in capital equipment, industrial mfg. and aerospace/airlines. Adam left to join World Vision in 2006 as their International CIO to bring a strategic vision to a federated IT function. Adam left World Vision to found and serve start-ups in TechEd, medical informatics, SaaS software and product development. Adam became the founding Executive Director of the Carolina Cyber Institute in January 2020 with a vision to build a national demonstration resource for developing regional cyber awareness, ethical cybersecurity professionals, and disciplined cyber entrepreneurs.