About Adam Hartung
Adam Hartung has a track record of more than 20 years of practical experience in developing and implementing successful strategies to take advantage of emerging technologies and new business models.
Adam currently holds CEO positions at two different companies, which have grown and made money for investors for several years. Since 2004, Adam has been CEO and Managing Partner of Spark Partners, a strategy and transformation consultancy. In 2010, Adam became the founding CEO of Soparfilm Energy, a corporation that invests in oil and gas exploration and production in the west Texas Permian basin as well as selected other assets including real estate and art in the United States and Europe. In addition, Adam has been on the Board of Directors at several privately held companies, including Crosfield Electronics and Benchmark Technologies in the U.K., Biometric Access Corp., Apex Interactive and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in the U.S. Adam provides board advisory services via the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) where he is a Fellow and regular speaker on risk management across multiple industries.
Likewise, Adam’s popularity as a writer and opinion leader continues to grow as he has been the No. 1 Leadership columnist for Forbes.com since 2009. Additionally, Adam has written a quarterly column for CIO Magazine since 2010 and been a contributing editor for the International Journal of Innovation Science since its founding in 2008. His insight to business growth and overcoming organizational obstacles has been featured in Adweek, Washington Times and on BBC television.
In addition, Adam has been frequently interviewed regarding the future of Microsoft, Apple and other tech companies as well as the automobile, retail and pharmaceutical industries. Since the late 1990s, his proven accuracy at identifying market trends and predicting the future fortunes (good and bad) of industry leading corporations has made his insights highly valuable. Adam’s weekly columns and blogs boldly predicted changed outcomes for companies such as McDonald’s, Motorola, Chipotle, WalMart, Sears, RIM, Apple and Microsoft years in advance, which all came true. Adam’s remarkable track record is due to his creation of two proprietary frameworks for understanding and predicting business success; The Phoenix Principle and the Status Quo Risk Management Playbook.
Adam received his MBA from Harvard Business School with Distinction and continues to travel the globe leading risk management workshops and keynotes year round.