Adam Coffey
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Adam Coffey

President and CEO, best-selling author, and an acclaimed guest speaker, Adam Coffey, is an inspiring and authentic leader who creates high-performance cultures and drives transformative growth. Over the past 20 years, he has had the honor of serving as President and CEO of three national private equity-backed service companies, each in different industries. Throughout his career, Coffey has a proven track record of achieving notable outcomes for stakeholders. Currently, Coffey leads CoolSys, a commercial refrigeration and HVAC service company. He has expertly positioned the company for rapid expansion through a series of strategic acquisitions as part of a buy and build strategy. During Coffey’s tenure, CoolSys has achieved a 239% revenue increase, a 376% increase to EBITDA and has grown to more than 2,800 employees. In April 2019, he led the company through the private equity sale of CoolSys from the Audax Group (Boston) to Ares Management (NYSE:ARES). Coffey also serves as an advisor / board member for private equity-funded, California Medical Evaluators in Santa Monica. He 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 Amazon Best Seller and private equity cult classic. He was named one of the “Most Influential Leaders” by Orange County Business Journal in 2018, 2019 and in 2020 was named to their prestigious "Top 50". Coffey makes his home in Westlake, TX, with his wife and daughter. Learn more about Adam at www.AdamECoffey.com
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