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Adam Simons

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Chairman, Advisory Board, CREOS GROUP, Strategic Advisor, CenturyClub, and Director, Corporate Business Development, The Clorox Company.

Chairman, Advisory Board, CREOS GROUP, Strategic Advisor, CenturyClub, and Director, Corporate Business Development, The Clorox Company.

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CenturyClub
CREOS GROUP
SwipeShop
CenturyClub

Positions

Head of Emerging Brands The Clorox Company January 2016 - present
Strategic Advisor CenturyClub November 2015 - present
Chairman, Advisory Board CREOS GROUP October 2015 - present
Director, Corporate Business Development The Clorox Company February 2015 - January 2016
Associate Director The Clorox Company 2014 - 2015
Insights Business Lead The Clorox Company 2011 - 2014
Manager The Clorox Company 2009 - 2011
Planning Manager/Senior Manager Diageo 2007 - 2009
Director, North America Publicis Groupe 2005 - 2007
Senior Research Manager PeopleMetrics 2003 - 2005
Associate Director, Financial Services Practice Corporate Executive Board (CEB) 2001 - 2003

Education

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business Business Administration and Management 2007 - 2009
Cornell University Ag and Life Sciences 1998 - 2001

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Seasoned adviser to various stages of start-ups. Leverage Fortune 500 experience and deep network of contacts to help entrepreneurs with operations, fundraising, strategy, and growth. Located in the Bay Area, but work globally. Most interested in consumer-facing companies and ideas. Love to help founders think through business growth plans and help them build their networks.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Usually in a well defined advisory capacity. Too many "advisers" fade away after a handful of coffee meetings and no tangible results. I am very selective about the companies that I back with my time and effort. If I engage with a company it's for the long haul to see them through critical milestones such as achieving key core business goals, fundraising, exits, etc. I make myself available as needed in a variety of different ways (urgent Skype calls, face to face meetings, conference attendance, investor pitches, etc etc.). The work largely depends on the founders and how they want to leverage me.

As an Advisor

Very dependent on the founders. No two relationships are the same. I serve at the pleasure of the founders, so view me as an extra brain to help you scale.

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Patrick O'Loughlin
We worked together  •  Innovation Business Leader, The Clorox Company. Previously Founder, Blue Sky Family Club. University of Chicago grad.
Adam has an exceptionally sharp business mind. Adam and I have worked together for 5 years at Clorox in Innovation and Business Development ... roles. Adam is a very clear, strategic thinker. He will help your business grow by creating priorities and driving to get the work done that will significantly impact your business while putting less productive work aside. I recommend Adam for business planning, business development, consumer/customer insight development work as well as all-around business strategy.
Jacob Ferreira
They're my friends  •  CALIFORNIA STATE DIRECTOR, Mission: Readiness and RESERVE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM – Pacific Area, U.S. Coast Guard.
Adam is a visionary leader whose experience, work ethic, and team building skills make him the ideal advisor for any company looking to achi ... eve their full potential. He is a difference-maker whose innovative approaches have resulted in business growth and process efficiencies. Further, Adam has contributed significantly to the personal and professional development of his colleagues. He is focused, results-driven, and works collaboratively to ensure success.
Kurt Kober
We worked together  •  Director - Omni Channel Analytics, The Clorox Company and Co-Founder, Marketing & Sales Lead, Red Clay.
Adam would be a great adviser because he sees the larger picture and connects it to relevant, immediate, next steps. In my experience with A ... dam he was able to illustrate the future, it's implications on our organization and what changes needed to be made to win in that new environment.
Brian Hoffstedder
We worked together  •  Director, Shopper Insights, The Clorox Company and Associate Director of Insights - Litter/Food/Charcoal, The Clorox Company.
Because he's wholly committed to telling the truth in order to get to the best possible decision.
Paolo Luciano
We worked together  •  Chief of Operations, SwipeShop. Previously Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors. NYU grad.
Actionable, each meeting ends with immediate next steps in relation to larger goals. Not to mention his network is extensive. Very excited t ... o have him on board.
JP Boykin
We worked together  •  JP is a strategy led, consumer focused, growth champion.
Adam and I were a part of a leadership team for a Business Unit that had lost its direction and was suffering years of profit and share loss ... es as a result. I had a chance to watch his substantial contributions to the design, implementation and execution of a new strategy that returned the brand to a new period of growth. While strategic planning defines a company's, business unit's or brand's true north, there is no long term without a shot term. And, without a doubt, Adam was also a very effective and spirited participant in the some times tough near term, tactical choices we faced along the way. I vouch for him without reservation.

Paolo Luciano
They're my advisor  •  Chief of Operations, SwipeShop. Previously Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors. NYU grad.
I met Paolo earlier this year in his capacity as Chief of Operations at SwipeShop. He is a very impressive entrepreneur who quickly grasps ... key business issues and understand their implications to his own business. He and his co-founder have build a foundation for a fantastic company and I am delighted to advise them as they grow. Paolo deserves high praise for his resourcefulness, focus, and energy. He's an entrepreneur's entrepreneur in that he's curious, humble, and hungry.

Kurt Kober
We worked together  •  Director - Omni Channel Analytics, The Clorox Company and Co-Founder, Marketing & Sales Lead, Red Clay.
Kurt is a consummate entrepreneur. He is whip smart and strategic. Understands how business works - not from the ivory tower, but from the ... front lines. He is a hard worker but also disciplined in his approach to challenges as not to boil the ocean. Kurt has superior communication skills and I have personally witnessed him be very successful in our joint interactions with other entrepreneurs. He is deeply connected to start ups around the country and likes to bring those connections to bear. I highly endorse Kurt as a business person, adviser, and entrepreneur.

Brian Hoffstedder
Director, Shopper Insights, The Clorox Company and Associate Director of Insights - Litter/Food/Charcoal, The Clorox Company.
Brian is a go-getter who isn't affraid of big challenges. An optimist at heart, he sees the best in people and situation. Brian is equal p ... arts strategic and execution-minded. He would be an asset to any entrepreneur.

JP Boykin
We worked together  •  JP is a strategy led, consumer focused, growth champion.
I highly endorse JP as a smart and savvy busines professional. He is a finance guy by training but has the unique ability to ladder up to a ... broader general mangement view. We worked together to help turn around a struggling business - making tough choices when needed. JP displayed courage and vision. He will now make a fine entrepreneur and I wil support his efforts without hesitation.