Adam J. Smith

Project Manager, Father, and Public Speaker in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Adam J. Smith

Project Manager, Father, and Public Speaker in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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For 15 years Adam has held executive positions for some of Canada’s biggest brands in the financial, political and charitable sectors. In January 2017, he launched a new consulting practice in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Adam’s passion for helping people and organizations reach their potential through a deep commitment to excellence is visible in all he does – In his career and his volunteer work.

Most recently, Adam was Vice-President, Marketing and Communications for United Way Centraide Ottawa. He oversaw a significant transformation of the organization’s brand, marketing and digital engagement capabilities, all with very strong results.

In 2006, Adam began working for the Liberal Party of Canada and became National Director of the Liberal Fund. During his tenure, the organization benefited from a major overhaul of its technology infrastructure, and realized significant growth in revenues and number of donors. Adam’s most recent political involvement was as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's principal national fundraiser during his leadership campaign.

Adam's community work is focused on the Shepherds of Good Hope where he recently completed his term as Chair of the Board of Directors. He continues to serve on its Governance Committee and is a founding member of the Shepherds Foundation.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. In 2012, he completed a Masters Certificate in Project Management through the Sprott School of Business and achieved his professional project management designation (PMP).

His primary professional goal is to build high-performing teams that help organization's overcome their most complex challenges. If you share a similar passion, he would love to hear from you.

My wife and I have two curious and loving children, and we all live in a nice old home on a quiet road near Westboro and the Ottawa River. Sunsets sitting on its banks are something special.