Adam Mendler

Member Since 2017

Adam Mendler

CEO

The Veloz Group

Los Angeles Area

Adam Mendler is the Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries: Beverly Hills Chairs, a leading office furniture e-tailer; Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind cigar customization e-commerce platform; and Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice. Adam remains active in each portfolio company, providing strategic guidance and support. Adam also provides business thought leadership as a contributor to and an expert cited in national media outlets; as a speaker to businesses, universities and non-profit organizations; and as an advisor and board member. Adam utilizes his professional, entrepreneurial and managerial background developed through a unique set of experiences. Adam worked for D.E. Shaw, then the largest hedge fund in the world, and Credit Suisse; for the strategic planning groups at William Morris Endeavor and Universal Pictures; at TWC Sports Management, a leading sports agency; and on a successful presidential primary campaign. Adam served as the Executive Producer of Virtually Israel; as a Strategic Partner and Advisor to Here Media; and as a consultant to the LAUSD. Adam is an advisor to the accelerator Fusion LA and to ScaleAbout, an Israeli software company. Adam graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California, earning a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Political Science, and earned an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he received the UCLA Anderson Fellowship Award. Adam serves as the Chairman of the USC Alumni Entrepreneurs Network; on boards for the USC Alumni Association, USC Marshall Innovations Conference, USC Casden Institute and Startup Grind USC; and as a founding member of the UCLA Anderson CEO Forum. A Los Angeles native and lifelong Angels fan, Adam loves sports, classic movies and TV, politics, physical fitness and backgammon.


SKILLS

  • Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Public Speaking

RECENT CONTENT

February 11th, 2021

10 Important Pieces Of Leadership Advice That Will Always Be Relevant

Being a leader is more than running meetings and managing a team. It’s a skill that takes a lifetime to master, and there will always be room to grow as a mentor, coach and source of inspiration to your employees.

September 21st, 2020

Stressed Out? 15 Practical Actions to Combat Doubt, Fear and Anxiety

Today's world is more stressful than ever. The fast-paced, always-on environment many of us operate in is enough to cause anxiety among even the most organized leaders. Throw in the current global pandemic and an economic recession, and it's no surprise that many people are experiencing doubts and fears in their personal and professional lives.

September 15th, 2020

Feeling Unmotivated at Work? Here Are 11 Ways to Refuel Your Drive

Motivation works cyclically. There are moments when you feel as though you can take on the world, punctuated by moments when you feel like it makes no sense to do anything. If you've been feeling unmotivated at work recently, you're not alone. Workers worldwide go through the same moments of "boom and bust" when it comes to their motivation.

September 10th, 2020

12 E-Commerce Marketing Elements That Need to Change E-commerce marketing practices vary significantly based on industry, customer habits and what you’re selling, but there are some key aspects that stay the same across the entire sector. To stay relevant and competitive, businesses need to regularly review and adjust their e-commerce marketing strategies for optimal engagement and results. Here are 12 critical aspects of e-commerce marketing that are long due an overhaul.


COMPANY INFO

The Veloz Group

The Veloz Group builds and operates technology-driven companies and applies advanced technology skills and creative, outside-the-box thinking to underserved markets. We own and operate e-commerce businesses Beverly Hills Chairs and Custom Tobacco and technology consulting firm Veloz Solutions; are actively incubating new technology ventures; and participate in strategic partnerships with both large and smaller entrepreneurial companies.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • E-Commerce
  • Retail
  • Software

INDUSTRY

Retail