• Why Tuck?

    The joke goes like this: ‘There are three rules to successful leadership. Rule No. 1: surround yourself with a great team…and I can’t remember the other two.’ It’s pretty easy to accomplish Rule No. 1 at Tuck because the people are amazing. Tuck has a unique take on leadership and a unique, resource-intensive method of teaching it. In my second year, I chaired the school’s Business & Society Conference—15 events, a dozen corporate sponsors, 500 attendees, 75 volunteers—and I couldn’t have done it without my classmates. I was a leadership instructor in the Marine Corps, and after that experience I was unsure if I’d ever again be surrounded by a group of people who believe in leadership development so strongly. Tuck provides leadership opportunities I didn’t think I’d find in an academic setting. I am a much more well-rounded leader because of my time here.

    • Prior Education

      College of William & Mary, AB, 1998

    • Prior Employment

      U.S. Marine Corps, captain, assault amphibian platoon commander, worldwide, 1998-2004; Needham & Company, New York, N.Y., vice president of equity sales, 2004-06

    • Tuck Electives

      Issues in Health Care, Negotiations; CK

    • Activities

      Business & Society Conference; Armed Forces Alumni Association

    • Experiential Learning

      The entirety of my Tuck experience was experiential learning for me.

    • Global Experiences

      Eight years of international service in the U.S. Marine Corps

    • Summer Internship

      Suffolk Ventures, LLC

    • Key Tuck Encounters

      John Vogel, an adjunct professor at Tuck, was instrumental in broadening my view of the intersection between business and society; my brother and mentor Clay Adams D’93, T’99, CEO of Simon Pearce

    • After Tuck

      Patriot Urgent Care, LLC d/b/a Doctors Express, president and managing director, Waltham, Mass.; Suffolk Construction Company, vice president of operations, national director of business development; Suffolk Ventures, senior project manager

    • My Tuck Transformation

       A profound understanding that the concept of contributing to the greater good can live in harmony with a successful business.

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