About Us

Established in 2017, Rise Up Strategies works with its clients to extend their brand, leverage data and create digital strategies to help them meet organizational objectives.

Led by Managing Director, Adam Smith, Rise Up Strategies has worked with clients in the private, non-profit and public sector. Rise Up Strategies brings together the best and the brightest tech, strategic communications and change management professionals to help organizations across all sectors get results.  Using combined decades of experience, knowledge and skills, the Rise Up Strategies team can devise a targeted strategy that delivers against clients’ needs and objectives.

Contact Rise Up Strategies today to learn more about how we can work with you to come up with a customized solution to meet your organization’s needs.   We look forward to hearing from you!



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For 15 years, Adam Smith has held executive positions for some of Canada’s biggest brands in the financial, political and charitable sectors. As Managing Director of Rise Up Strategies, Adam’s primary professional goal is to help organizations overcome their most complex challenges

Adam’s passion for helping people and organizations reach their potential is evident in all he does. With a deep commitment to excellence, Adam has worked with a significant number of organizations and clients across private, government and non-profit sectors. On a personal level, Adam is committed to raising awareness about vulnerable populations and important social issues, such as homelessness and affordable housing for Canadians.

Prior to establishing Rise Up Strategies, Adam served as Vice-President, Marketing and Communications for United Way Centraide Ottawa. He oversaw a transformation of the organization’s brand, marketing and digital engagement capabilities, all with strong results.

Adam is an expert at leveraging the digital medium and all that it offers to help organizations evolve. He is a strategic communications and marketing leader with the ability to drive transformative change. He can take complex issues, often in a multi-stakeholder environment, and deliver comprehensive strategies that allow his clients to meet and surpass their objectives, even in difficult market conditions. Adam has a proven record of building and leading high-performing teams that continue to make a measurable impact in their fields.

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. Adam possesses a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute.


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