How Texas Works

Adam has administered the largest general revenue budget in state government, led far-reaching agency reorganizations, guided successful procurement efforts, built a state government practice for the biggest independent accounting firm in Texas and the Southwest and is a highly trusted and skillful legislative negotiator. He understands Texas business and government and the intersections between the two. He effectively represents clients, navigating relationships with overarching goals and specific outcomes in mind, engaging elected officials, board members and agency executives with a seriousness of purpose and an informed appreciation of the nuances and pressures associated with their public responsibilities.

Improving Effectiveness

Adam provides leadership and sharp managerial insights to organizations of all sizes in the public and private sector. He ran every financial and operational function of the Texas Education Agency during some of the most challenging budgetary times in state government. The managerial acumen developed during his years of public service benefits clients across a spectrum of successful engagements ranging from organizational assessments, information technology, coaching and mentoring and even as the engagement director of a large data manipulation investigation. He relentlessly identifies the weaknesses to be remedied and the strengths to be fortified regardless of the entity or circumstance.

Clear, Concise Communication

Favoring substance over style, Adam produces thoughtful and deliberate written communications and is an almost unflappable public speaker, even in the most highly charged moments of a legislative session or negotiation. His policy analysis work on public education and government operations is widely praised and he has published recent articles on state contracting and procurement and managing organizational change. He has provided continuing education to diverse groups of professionals in government, accounting, education and technology, including as the keynote speaker at the 2011 US Department of Education’s Management Information Systems conference.