When small, high-growth companies—public and private—seek advice on how to handle tough situations, Adam J. Epstein is one of their go-to advisers.


Attract Better Investors

As a former institutional investor, Adam knows precisely what’s required in this regard.

Raise Capital Less Dilutively​

Adam has invested in 500+ small-cap financings; he knows exactly where companies always go wrong.

Optimize Your Board of Directors​

Adam has helped countless small-cap companies transform their boards into competitive advantages.

Improve Storytelling

Imagine if your storytelling was so effective that employees, customers, and investors could become brand ambassadors.

Attract Better Employees​

Adam can help you create and oversee a corporate culture that attracts and retains better employees.

Companies that Adam advises no longer have to speculate how institutional investors will react to critical day-to-day decisions.

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There are 3 principle ways you can work with Adam


Tailored, interactive, in-boardroom programs designed to advance best practices, communication, and function—through the lens of a former institutional investor.

Ongoing Advisory

Advisory Services for CEOs and boards who have discrete, time-sensitive boardroom issues, or those who need help architecting and implementing seminal corporate events (e.g., IPOs, M&A, uplistings from junior exchanges, reverse mergers, etc.).

Keynote Speaking
Interactive presentations to business leaders on issues ranging from capital markets, corporate finance, and corporate case studies, to boardroom transformation and corporate storytelling.

About Adam J. Epstein

Adam is a former institutional investor, who brings a “buy-side perspective” to the boards of small-cap companies. He’s the author of The Perfect Corporate Board (a “#1 Best Seller” on Amazon).

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"The SEC could ask the judge to increase the $20 million fine Musk has already paid or move to punish the company’s board if they don’t rein him in," said Adam Epstein, a corporate-governance adviser. "But SEC is not likely to ask that Musk be removed from the company altogether, as it initially did last year," he said.
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