Adam Mendler

Member Since 2017

Adam Mendler


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.


  • Leadership
  • Business Management
  • Public Speaking


August 12th, 2021

Hiring Lessons from 2 College Coaching Hires

Hiring is an imperfect science and even the best hiring process will not necessarily yield the best hires.

July 19th, 2021

Leadership Lessons From the Bubble Playoffs

As we take in this playoff season, leaders across all industries can learn key lessons from how the NBA successfully navigated the bubble playoffs.

June 14th, 2021

3 Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned from Leading During a Pandemic

The pandemic underscored a lesson entrepreneurs need to be reminded of from time to time: There is only so much within our control.

May 11th, 2021

Eight Things Successful People Never Do In The Mornings (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

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.


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.


  • E-Commerce
  • Retail
  • Software