Director of Business Development
Adam is the Director of Business Development & Scientific Foresight at the California Agile Research Center. He has over a decade of experience working with researchers, engineers, professors, entrepreneurs and investors to successfully bring new inventions from the lab to the marketplace. At L’Oreal, Adam identifies cutting-edge innovations and collaboration opportunities in universities and startups, and structures business models for worldwide technology partnerships.
Prior to joining L’Oreal, Adam was a founding member of the UCSB Office of Technology Transfer where he was the Associate Director of Licensing & Business Development. In that role he was responsible for evaluating early-stage technologies, securing intellectual property protection, assessing new startup opportunities, structuring industry partnerships and negotiating licensing transactions.
Adam began his career as a corporate attorney specializing in intellectual property, corporate transactions, venture capital financing, mergers & acquisitions, securities regulations and startup counseling. He has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the MIT Enterprise Forum. Adam earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara.