Adam Mendler is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, educator, and nationally-recognized authority on leadership. Adam is the CEO of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries. Adam is also the creator and host of the business and leadership podcast Thirty Minute Mentors, where he regularly elicits insights from America's top CEOs, founders, athletes, celebrities, and political and military leaders. Adam draws upon his insights building and leading businesses and interviewing hundreds of America's top leaders as a keynote speaker to businesses, universities, and non-profit organizations. Adam has written extensively on leadership and related topics, having authored more than 70 articles published in major media outlets including Forbes, Inc., and HuffPost. A Los Angeles native and USC and UCLA alum, Adam teaches graduate-level courses on leadership at UCLA, serves on the board of UCLA’s Master of Applied Statistics Program, is an emeritus member of USC’s Board of Governors, and is a lifelong Angels fan.

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  • What is your favorite quote? "Being a professional is doing the things you love to do on the days you don't feel like doing them." Julius Erving / David Halberstam
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? Too many to list, but a major pivot point was taking the entrepreneurial leap. Starting The Veloz Group set me on a trajectory for a very unique set of experiences.
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? Sports (especially Angels baseball), classic movies and TV, politics, physical fitness, backgammon, my niece and nephew
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? This is a topic I am especially passionate about. I created a podcast inspired by my belief in the power of mentorship and speak extensively about it. I would love to discuss.