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Adam Hammer

Senior Manager and Head of Strategy

Adam Hammer is Senior Manager and Head of Strategy at Schmidt Futures where he oversees evaluation, design, and development of the Schmidt Futures portfolio. In this role, he evaluates market opportunities and strategic risks, and is responsible for maximizing the organization’s performance and impact. Adam also directs the International Strategy Forum, a program that identifies and invests in emerging national security leaders and ideas. 

Previously, Adam worked for Goldman Sachs in their Structuring and Financing group where he advised sovereign and corporate clients in energy and industrial related acquisitions and restructurings. During his time at Goldman, Adam was a member of an execution team focused on developing innovative methods to monetize cash-flows, generate liquidity, and improve capital efficiency through commodity-linked finance and securitization.

Prior to his tenure at Goldman, Adam spent fifteen years abroad, living in Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Indonesia, China, and Singapore. His international experiences culminated in a 2014 fellowship to conduct research in Syria and Jordan and ultimately publish a paper analyzing the Syrian civil war and its ramifications for U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Adam Hammer graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Wake Forest University and earned his graduate degree from Yale University.