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“Be a creator: There’s nothing more exciting than turning an idea into a meaningful part of the business.”

Adam Grimes learned all he needed to know about leadership as an outdoor adventure guide. Leading clients through remote wilderness locations is akin to business in so many ways: You are working toward a common goal in unfamiliar territory and pushing people outside their comfort zones while managing the risks involved. Flexibility is also a key determinant of success; often your destination looks very different than where you first imagined you’d end up.

These leadership skills, combined with a strong technical background, enable Adam to drive strategy at the executive level.  An accomplished technophile, Adam uses technology to solve critical business problems – often building the solution architecture himself.  He has more than 15 years of broad IT leadership experience, with past roles that include chief technology officer at The Plumtree Group and in technical project delivery at U.S. Bank and Motorola. He also founded a digital agency focused on delivering a full technology stack to a healthcare SaaS startup. Adam has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Oklahoma State University.

  • Northernmost Travels: Guiding a nine-person ski expedition to the North Pole
  • Quote to live by: “Live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • Favorite sports team: Chicago Blackhawks