Adam brings a passion for innovative companies as well as substantive experience to the technology community. With a long history of successful involvement in key Silicon Valley companies, Adam is currently the Chairman & Managing Partner of UP Partners, an early-stage Venture Capital Fund. Additionally, Adam serves as a Senior Advisor to the Canadian Pension Plan Advisory Board (CPPIB) and on the board of First Reserve’s energy platform. Previously, Adam was the Group Head of Silver Lake Kraftwerk for 11 years, a strategy of Silver Lake Partners; a global technology investment firm with approximately $75 billion of combined assets under management and committed capital, where he led successful private equity investments across the energy, automation, mobility, and data communications sectors. He currently serves on the board of Carbon, LineVision, a Google project, and the advisory board of Beta Technologies. At Silver Lake he oversaw successful investments in Tesla (TSLA), Solar City (SCTY), and other transformative companies. Before SilverLake Kraftwerk, Adam was a General Partner at Foundation Capital for 10 years and was named to Forbes Midas List 4 times.