Adam Hammer is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs. He currently serves as the co-founder and president of Roadrunner Venture Studios, a venture platform for building deep-tech ventures with our nation's most brilliant scientists, engineers, and innovators.

Adam most recently served as chief operating officer of a post-quantum encryption and quantum hardware company. There, he oversaw all product, management and strategy for the organization. Previously, Adam served as managing director and head of strategy at Schmidt Futures, a venture facility for public benefit started by former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt, where Adam oversaw evaluation, design, and development of the Schmidt portfolio. 

Prior to his work with Schmidt, Adam worked at Goldman Sachs where he advised energy and industrial companies on acquisitions and asset-linked structurings. Prior to his tenure at Goldman, he spent 15 years abroad, living in Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Indonesia, China, and Singapore. Adam currently resides in Washington, D.C., where he serves as an Intel Officer in the Navy Reserves.