Kevin Adams is a highly accomplished finance executive with over 20 years of business leadership experience. As a former student-athlete at Florida State University, Mr. Adams brings a unique perspective of the Florida State community to the FSU Alumni Association’s National Board of Directors.
Mr. Adams is a managing director with J.P. Morgan Private Bank in the firm’s New York office. He provides comprehensive investment planning services to high net worth individuals, business owners, family offices and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Adams is also a leader in Bernstein's athlete and entertainer practice, working to develop and maintain investment strategies suited to clients' long-term spending needs, risk tolerance and legacy goals. Formerly, Mr. Adams was a managing director in equity trading at Bernstein, leading the energy and industrials sector. Prior to his joining Bernstein, he was a managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he was co-head of relative value trading focused primarily on merger arbitrage and various event-driven strategies. Mr. Adams also served as head of technology, media, and telecom trading, as well as the head of the consumer/healthcare sector.
Mr. Adams was a scholarship football player at Florida State and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University’s College of Business in 1994. He earned a master’s degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. Mr. Adams is an advisory board member of the Lee Thompson Young Foundation; a member of the Association for Corporate Growth; the institutional partnership committee chair for the New York chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants Inc.; and a member of the Virginia Club of New York.
Mr. Adams supports FSU as a mentor to students and alumni interested in Wall Street careers; a member of Varsity Club; and a life member of the FSU Alumni Association. He also established a scholarship in his children’s name to support minority students in Florida State University’s College of Business.