Each week we do a spotlight on businessmen and women who are really making their mark in the professional world. In this week’s spotlight is Adam Goldenberg. Adam is not like other business men. He began his entrepreneurial work at the ripe old age of 13.
Most of you know that the age of 13 is essential in the Jewish faith and community. It just so happens that Adam is part of this faith. He was just receiving his Bar Mitzvah. He took this money and began his own funding.
Guess what he did with the money?
He used the money to begin his own online bulletin board service on Wikipedia. This might sound a bit odd for people like us, but listen. It gets better. He turned this endeavor into his own gaming site within that two years. He named it Gamer’s Alliance.
This was all back in 1994. Now, cut to 1997. Only three years later he is receiving attention from Brett Brewer. Now. Brett is the founder of Intermix. He was looking around and found it.
He inquired with Adam and was interested in connecting with the business. Brett has said on a number of occasions that he didn’t know Adam was only 17. He doesn’t usually take a chance on someone that early or young. However, Adam was unable to leave his mind.
Brett joined forces and took him on. He was very quickly promoted. Hiring Adam seemed to be Brett’s golden touch decision. Adam Goldenberg proved to be a worthy friend and business associate. About two years later, at the ripe age fo 19, Adam was promoted to COO for the company.
This promotion proved to be quite worthy for another reason. Adam became the youngest COO of any public company in history.
CUT TO TODAY
Adam has achieved so much. His drive has gotten him to places that no one else has. He has always kept his eyes on the numbers. Adam has contributed to many other companies along the way. Adam Goldenberg is currently the co-found of JustFab.
There aren’t many public quotes from Adam, he tends to keep his eyes away from public perception. There is one quote that we found from him that seems to sum up everything.
“Be passionate about what you do. You have to have a great product. Always surround yourself with a great team, one that will have your back all the way.”
If you would like to know more about him. Please click on the link http://www.racked.com/2016/2/15/10995348/fabletics-stores-kate-hudson.