Adam Silva

Senior Partner

Adam is the Executive Director for the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a veteran service organization founded in 2005 that provides support to injured service members and their families while they’re at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and after they return to their hometowns.

A proven expert in direct marketing, brand development, strategic partnerships, and diversified fundraising, Adam was responsible for raising over $1 Billion while serving as Wounded Warrior Project Chief Development Officer from 2008-2014. He led the growth and expansion of WWP’s direct mail and online fundraising channels and successfully launched their profitable Direct Response Television campaign. Adam established strategic partnerships with iconic global brands to include Under Armour, GEICO, Heinz, Brawny, Harley-Davidson, and Stanley Black & Decker. He also helped establish the WWP brand as the most recognizable in the history of Veteran Service Organizations.

Adam served as Chief Program Officer from 2014-2016 leading 400+ teammates in 26 offices delivering 20 programs and services and serving 100,000 constituents. He was responsible for the largest programmatic expansion in WWP history and a program spend of $270+ million.

As Director of People, Adam established WWP’s mission, vision, values and acculturation program which led to annual recognition as The Nonprofit Times’ “Best Places to Work,” and spots on the Forbes Top 50 Nonprofits (#38), the Philanthropy 400 (#65), and the Nonprofit Times 100 (#45).

Adam logged over a decade in the music business, was an institutional fixed-income/equity salesman, and served as a field artillery officer in the United States Army and National Guard.

Adam is a nationally recognized lacrosse coach at the college, high school, and elite club level. He is the former Director of Operations for the US Lacrosse Men’s National Team. Adam served as Character Development Coach for the Ponte Vedra High School football and lacrosse teams.  He is a Board Member for the Heather Abbott Foundation, and a member of the National Advisory Councils for The One Love Foundation, the Rising Star Sports Ranch in Mesquite, NV, and ReSupply.com.  He is a highly sought after public speaker and executive coach.

Adam earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served as captain of the 8th ranked Army Lacrosse Team, earned All-Patriot League honors (’91, ’92, ’93), was named to the Patriot League men’s lacrosse all-decade team (90’s), and was a North-South national all-star in both high school and college, and was a USILA high school All-American.

 

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