CEO, board member, best-selling author, Forbes Business Council member, and an acclaimed international speaker, Adam Coffey, is an inspiring and authentic leader who creates high-performance cultures and drives transformative growth.
Over the past 21 years, he has had the honor of serving as President and CEO of three national private equity-backed service companies, each in different industries. Two of the three companies he built achieved enterprise values of $1B. Over 58 acquisitions completed. Throughout his career, Coffey has a proven track record of achieving notable outcomes for stakeholders. His career average at exit is 5x MOIC (Multiple of Invested Capital).
Coffey is an active mentor to MBA candidates and is a regular, favorite guest speaker at UCLA. Coffey, who considers himself a blue-collar CEO, has a diverse background. He has led several commercial and industrial service businesses, is a licensed general contractor, a pilot, a former GE executive, an alumnus of the UCLA Anderson Executive Program, and a veteran of the US Army.
Coffey’s first book, The Private Equity Playbook, was released in February 2019 and became an instant #1 Amazon Best Seller and private equity cult classic. His second book, The Exit Strategy Playbook was released in September of 2021 and was a #1 Amazon Best Seller. He was named one of the “Most Influential Leaders” by the Orange County Business Journal in 2018, 2019 and in 2020 and 2021 was named to their prestigious “OC Top 50”.
In 2021, Coffey founded the CEO Advisory Guru. Focused on a desire to help multiple companies at a time, rather than just running one, he has quickly built a multi-million dollar consulting business that works with a dozen private equity firms and more than 50 founders. In addition, Coffey has become a multimillion dollar hit on the seminar teaching and speaking circuit. His first event produced over $1.5M in revenues making him one of the world’s top speakers!