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Adam Smith

CEO

For 15 years, Adam Smith has held executive positions for some of Canada’s biggest brands in the financial, political and charitable sectors. As CEO 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. 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.

To learn more about Adam, visit adamjohnsmith.com.

A photo of Adam Smith

Adam Smith

CEO

Brendan Mullen

Principal

Kate Sherwood

Consultant

Joanna Riley

Consultant

Melissa Dettorre

Consultant

Naushin Ahmed

Associate

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