Shad Adair Managing Partner, Hula Partners LLC
Shad Adair is a business and technology executive who works with some of the world’s most recognized companies in setting strategy and implementing advanced technologies. He is currently a managing partner with Hula Partners LLC, a company specializing in Human Capital Management (HCM) strategy, SAP/SuccessFactors implementation and support, and product innovation services.
Shad provides leadership in the areas of business strategy, business development and client relations. He also serves on the advisory board of numerous enterprise software and services firms providing perspective on sales and growth strategies and is a corporate fellow for CMU’s Information Management Institute.
As the former CEO of SpinifexIT N.A., Shad brought leadership, vision and operational excellence to a successful launch of this analytics firm, bringing the entity to profitability in less than 18 months while yielding revenue growth of 200% and profit growth of 293%. Accolades include recognition by Gartner as a 2013 Cool Vendor in the SAP Ecosystem.
Prior to SpinifexIT, Shad Adair was a senior partner with PremierHR International, a boutique SAP HCM implementation firm, realizing a successful acquisition by HCL Axon where he served as the Vice President for HCM Services. He held the position of HCM National Practice Director for SAP America and is a US Air Force veteran.
Shad holds an M.A. with an emphasis in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a B.S in Education and Development from Southern Illinois University.
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