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Rob Adams

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Company Owner, Startup Arts and Owner & Managing Director, Startup Arts & XTT Consulting LLC. Harvard Business School grad.

Company Owner, Startup Arts and Owner & Managing Director, Startup Arts & XTT Consulting LLC. Harvard Business School grad.

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Involved In

Advisor

AtomicVR
Minima
MetaCraft Inc.
Fasterbids
GiftStarter
9Mile Labs
Minima Inc

Positions

Company Owner Startup Arts August 2015 - present
Owner & Managing Director Startup Arts & XTT Consulting LLC November 2013 - present
Mentor / Advisor 9Mile Labs 2013 - present
Advisor Minima Inc March 2016 - present
Advisory Board Member AtomicVR February 2016 - present
Advisory Board Member Koverse, Inc. November 2015 - present
Advisory Board Member PhotoPad For Business January 2016 - present
Advisory Board Member Fasterbids February 2015 - present
Advisory Board Member Variat February 2015 - present
Advisory Board Member Qalendra, Inc. February 2015 - present
Advisory Board Member GiftStarter August 2014 - present
Advisory Board Member MetaCraft Inc. August 2014 - present
Sr. Director, Corporate Development Cisco Systems November 2007 - October 2013
Director of Strategic Alliances Cisco Systems January 2002 - November 2007
Technology Strategist Cisco Systems July 1999 - January 2003
Software Engineer IV Cisco Systems March 1996 - June 1999
Software Engineer TGV, Inc. October 1995 - March 1996
Principle Software Engineer Progress Software January 1993 - September 1995
Software Engineer (varing levels) Digital Equipment Corporation May 1987 - January 1993

Education

Harvard Business School Executive MBA, partial 2002 - 2006
Penn State Computer Science August 1983 - May 1987

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Teacher training
  • • HR
  • • Talent
  • • SaaS
  • • Cloud
  • • IT Infrastructure
  • • B2B

You Should Know About Me

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm a hands on advisor who focuses on building executives and company strategy. I work with founders to build and adjust their strategy set, team, approach, pitch and operations to build successful businesses. I specialize in B2B technology companies. See more at https://startup-arts.com

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Saralyn Whitney
We worked together  •  President, YogaFamily, Inc.. Previously Director of Marketing, Stand For Stuff LLC.
Rob is currently a mentor to me in my startup venture. I've always felt heard and understood by Rob, and he's knowledgeable, too. In our fir ... st meeting, he cut through all the "stuff" we could have spent time on to pinpoint an issue I'd been noticing for months but wasn't sure how to address. He nailed it, enabling me to effectively address it. Anyone who is passionate about their startup would benefit immensely from working with Rob.
Reed Atkin
We worked together  •  In the alpha stage of a new start-up searching for early employees & partners. If you think data storage is fascinating, ping me!
Rob is a first rate intellect and an empathetic individual. We were lucky enough to engage with Rob early in our companies existence, and h ... e has offered invaluable insight around corporate, customer, and product issues.

Saralyn Whitney
They're my mentor  •  President, YogaFamily, Inc.. Previously Director of Marketing, Stand For Stuff LLC.
Saralyn is an experienced and tenacious sales executive with a passion for her venture. She is self-aware, driven and ready to learn and ad ... apt.

Saralyn Whitney
They're my mentor  •  President, YogaFamily, Inc.. Previously Director of Marketing, Stand For Stuff LLC.
Saralyn is a talented and tenacious sales executive who is passionate about her venture. She is a very quick study, self aware and always o ... pen to learning.

Kyounghee (Kay) Min
Associate, Credit Suisse.
Kay is a thoughtful and attentive advisor with deep experience in deals, valuations, and strategy. I miss working with Kay and would jump a ... t the chance to do so again.