2023 Top 10 Under 40 featuring Adam Giery
“We searched Tampa Bay to bring you 10 of the community’s brightest rising stars in business, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Their passion and innovation have led them to the forefront of their fields, and their hearts remain committed to giving back to the community. Discover their stories of resilience and determination, inspiring hope and igniting dreams. These young leaders are the architects of change, crafting a brighter future for Tampa Bay and beyond.
Meet this year’s Top 10 Under 40.”
Managing Partner, Strategos Group
Hometown:Hometown: Smithtown, NY
Alma mater: The University of Central Florida
At the office: Serving as the Managing Partner to a talented team of leaders remains a career highlight. In 2021, we acquired Strategos Group to align with our vision of being the nation’s leading education management consultancy. During my tenure as Managing Partner, we established three new business units, developed a nationally recognized brand, and created an impact-driven enterprise.
Giving back: My passion is in education as I owe a debt to a system that pushed me forward. I invest my time and resources to enhance our educational systems in Tampa Bay. I am a board member of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County and a past board member of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Forever 55 Early Learning Legacy Project. In addition, I am the recent host of TEDxSouthHowardAvenue.
When I was a child, I wanted to be a professional golfer, entrepreneur and schoolteacher – while not professional in all these fields; I enjoy aspects of each in my personal/professional pursuits.
My pump-up song is dynamic. As a former DJ, my playlist matches my day/mood – however, if I had to pick just one, Bob Sinclair’s “World Hold On.”
My most ambitious goal is leading a national education organization advancing students’ lives across the country and supporting entrepreneurs innovating within the field of education.