Dave Adams


Mr. Adams is the President and Founder of New Market Veterans.

Mr. Adams has 35 years’ experience in the management of services, software and supply chain solutions for the military and private sector. Mr. Adams was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy in 1984. He was a Naval Aviator and completed three squadron tours before being assigned to The Navy Post Graduate school where he received his master’s degree in Operations Research. Mr. Adams retired from the Navy in 1996.

Mr. Adams joined Pepsi-Cola where he started a career that spanned many industries, solving different business / organizational problems using multiple forms of technology. Mr. Adams has either been the founder or part of the founding management team for eight different problem-solving startups. Each of these startups have been focused on removing cost from an industry supply chain while improving the end customer’s experience. 

In 2007 Mr. Adams recognized a pressing need to help Veterans returning from the various conflicts the United States has been involved in. He decided that he would put his experience in building teams, creating businesses and solving problems together to focus on solving the problems faced by today's Veterans. He created New Market Veterans as the vehicle to address and correct these veteran issues. 

He received a B.A. in Economics from The Virginia Military Institute, a Masters of Business Administration from Troy State University and a Masters of Science in Operations Research from The Naval Postgraduate School.