Adam Forest – Chair
Adam Forest is the co-founder of The Forest Group bringing high-level executive search services to all management levels in the Outdoor Industry. Through his 18 years experience in Executive Search, Adam discovered that he needed to work with business leaders who are as passionate about their companies as he is about finding the best talent possible to help them flourish. Adam found that passion originally in the Outdoor Industry and has translated that to areas of conservation and sustainability. The Forest Group has worked with such clients as the Board of Directors of REI, Patagonia, and 1% for the Planet.
With an extensive background in retained search Adam has helped a variety of organizations and not-for-profits navigate the tumultuous water of talent and leadership selection. A dreamer by nature and an entrepreneur by choice, Adam has a long history of articulating a client’s vision with passion and integrity to those select few who “get it”. He lives to find the missing member of the tribe.
Adam is an avid outdoorsman and has a deep passion for preserving our worlds remaining natural wild places. This drive is displayed not only in the work he does in the outdoor industry but in the Boards that he serves on. In addition to his role at 1% for the Planet, Adam is the former Board Chair of The Conservation Alliance; he serves on the Board of Directors for Leave No Trace and is the President of the Coloma-Lotus Volunteer Firefighters Association.