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Fred Adair

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Angel investor, Launchpad Venture Group. Principal, Adair Leadership Consulting LLC. Previously Partner, Oliver Wyman. Harvard grad.

Angel investor, Launchpad Venture Group. Principal, Adair Leadership Consulting LLC. Previously Partner, Oliver Wyman. Harvard grad.

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Launchpad Venture Group
Launchpad Venture Group

Positions

Angel Investor and Startup CEO Advisor Launchpad Venture Group July 2015 - present
Principal Adair Leadership Consulting LLC 2009 - present
Director Arts|Learning 2005 - 2014
Partner, Leadership Consulting Heidrick & Struggles 2005 - 2009
Partner Mercer Delta Consulting 2002 - 2005
President SmytheDorwardLambert 2001 - 2002
Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Performance The Holmes Group 1998 - 2000
Partner Mercer Management Consulting 1981 - 1998
Teaching Consultant Boston University Questrom School of Business 1979 - 1981
Assistant Director Harvard - Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning 1976 - 1979

Education

Boston University Questrom School of Business 1979 - 1981
NTL Graduate Student Professional Development Program 1979 - 1981
Harvard University English and American Literature 1969 - 1973
Phillips Academy - Andover 1966 - 1969

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Education
  • • Recruiting
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Media

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Bob Stringer
Founder and General Partner, Crimson Seed Capital, LLC and GEP Professor, Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
Fred has many years of great experience.
Mark Argosh
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, Organic Growth Partners, LLC. Previously Managing Director, Accellerus Capital Group, Inc.. Stanford GSB grad. Brown grad.
Fred is a visionary and practical advisor and executive coach with tons of business experience. He builds strong and trusting relationships ... with executives and entrepreneurs. He helps companies with strategy and building effective leadership teams.
Liz Greer
We worked together  •  Independent Marketing Consultant/Principal, Greer Marketing. Previously Vice President, Industry Marketing, YP. Colorado State grad.
Fred demonstrates the utmost of integrity in all of his interactions. He offers a combination of great depth of experience and the ability a ... nd willingness to speak the plain truth. He's the most astute student of human behavior that I know-- I'd recommend him in any executive/founder advisory capacity.
Greg Archibald
We worked together  •  Chief Revenue Officer, NinthDecimal and Senior Vice President, Sales, NinthDecimal. University of Arizona grad.
I've had the opportunity to work with Fred on numerous projects where he was brought in to help us think through organizational and strategy ... planning initiatives that we were working on. In all cases Fred exceeded expectations both on the process he employed to support these sessions and on the final output. He brings to the table a rich capability set learned from both running large organization and from consulting with companies like ours. He has a great approach to work with large and diverse groups within an organization and is able to synergize different ideas to develop a solid output.

Mark Argosh
We worked together  •  Managing Partner, Organic Growth Partners, LLC. Previously Managing Director, Accellerus Capital Group, Inc.. Stanford GSB grad. Brown grad.
Mark is a creative, insightful and tenacious executive, consultant and entrepreneur who invariably finds sources of hidden value and growth ... in businesses he leads. His commitment to the investors, clients and colleagues he serves is unwavering and he holds his work accountable to the highest standards.