CEOThe Veloz Group
Member Since May 2017
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.
The pandemic underscored a lesson entrepreneurs need to be reminded of from time to time: There is only so much within our control.
When examining the habits and routines of successful people, specific patterns start to emerge. While they may approach their morning schedules differently, successful business leaders all include essential steps that help them prepare for their day. The small details may vary from time to time, but the overall sense of preparation remains. However, there are some actions that successful people just don’t include in their morning routines—for good reason. Here, eight leaders from Young Entrepreneur Council list a few of those actions and explain why successful people never do these things in the morning (and why people looking to achieve success shouldn’t either).
From ramping up online offerings to implementing new health and safety protocols, the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the way people do business—especially for physical retail stores navigating the future of post-pandemic shopping. While it can be challenging for companies to pivot their operations based on customers’ changing needs and expectations, it can also serve as a unique opportunity for growth. To help you thoughtfully transform your in-store experience, 12 members of Young Entrepreneur Council answered the following question:
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.