Adam Smith

Founder / CEO

Adam has held senior roles across the private, political and charitable sectors for more than 25 years. In January 2017, he launched, Rise Up Strategies.

His passion for helping people and organizations reach their potential is visible in everything he does. His professional pursuits have allowed him to work with a variety of companies and other organizations in technology, financial services, private equity, universities and colleges, think tanks, as well as major national non-profits and associations.

Adam is an expert at navigating and influencing public policy at both the federal and provincial levels. He combines his skills in government relations with significant experience in marketing, data and project management to build consensus and drive transformative change for clients.

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 he holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute.

Working with Rise Up Strategies means you’re maximizing your flexibility while accessing top talent.  We only work with vetted professionals, all of whom operate well within their circles of competency. You get people who are ready to hit the ground running and won’t stop until you’re completely satisfied with the outcomes.

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