Adam Tepper is Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Development. Adam Tepper joined M·CAM, Inc. in November 2009. He brings nearly 14 years experience in finance, capital markets and strategic development to his role at M·CAM. Adam's responsibilities include sourcing, structuring and managing M·CAM's capital structure. Additionally, Adam is responsible for corporate development and financial strategic development.
Prior to M·CAM, Adam was a founding Principal of GroundWork Equity, LLC. At GroundWork, his responsibilities included originating, structuring and negotiating engagements with businesses ranging in size from concept to $50MM in revenues across a variety of industry sectors including, but not limited to, K–12 education, consumer beverage, new media and defense procurement. Adam was also responsible for developing and optimizing all functions within select companies of the GroundWork portfolio.
While at GroundWork, Adam was one of three co–founders and CFO of Perceval Interactive Media, LLC / TeleGalería LLC, an all–Spanish multi–media consumer sales network similar to QVC. His responsibilities included building and managing the financial, sales and distribution systems as well as establishing the strategic and tactical plans for the business plans.
Adam began his career as an investment banker at Prudential Securities (Prudential) in the asset–backed finance group. During his three years at Prudential, Adam structured and raised nearly $5 billion in asset–backed securities (ABS) backed by both consumer as well as commercial assets. Additionally, he helped to structure and set–up a joint–venture between Prudential and Charles A. Koppleman (former chairman of BMG/EMI Records), CAK Universal Credit Corp., to provide financing to entertainers by taking future royalties as collateral against loans.
In April 2000, Adam was part of a select group of bankers that were hired away from Prudential by Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). Over the next five years, Adam applied his expertise in structured finance to the aircraft leasing, airline and rail industries during which time he helped to generate in excess of $100 million in revenue to CSFB through a variety of corporate finance activities. These projects included the structuring and sale of over $5 billion in aircraft–backed debt and equity securities, the $3+ billion restructuring of Brazil' largest airline (TAM Airlines) and a $500+ million, out–of–court restructuring of Pegasus Aviation, Inc. which included a $250 million private equity recapitalization by OakTree Capital. Pegasus Aviation was subsequently sold to Terra Firma for approximately $5 billion.
Adam graduated in 1996 from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurial management.