About Our President & CEO
Adam Pertman brings his experience and expertise from two highly successful careers to his new role as Founder and President of Myriad Strategic Partners. For over 20 years, he distinguished himself as a journalist for the Boston Globe – where his honors included a Pulitzer Prize nomination and where he honed his skills as a senior writer and editor. For the following decade, he established himself as one of the most-effective, respected organizational and thought leaders in the child welfare world as head of a national nonprofit that he took from a small, under-resourced organization to become the pre-eminent research, policy and advocacy think tank in its field.
Pertman has delivered hundreds of keynotes, trainings and other presentations in this country and internationally. He is an award-winning book author whose commentaries and other writings have appeared worldwide in scholarly journals as well as in scores of print and online media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe and Huffington Post, among many others. He is regularly interviewed by print, broadcast and online journalists (including for the NY Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, Fox and CNN) and he has been a guest on numerous programs, including “Oprah,” “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “The View” and “Nightline.”
As Executive Director of the Donaldson Adoption Institute, Pertman learned what it means to run an enterprise from top to bottom, leading its growth organizationally and financially; conceptualizing and executing its programs and projects; shaping and implementing its fundraising and marketing; creating collaborations and external relationships with other key leaders, nonprofits and businesses; and producing significant, high-impact work products to serve its constituencies through highly effective use of media, legislative testimony and other advocacy. Pertman began developing his extensive knowledge of and connections to the media while at the Boston Globe, where he served as Foreign Editor, Washington News Editor, Diplomatic Correspondent, National Political Reporter and restaurant reviewer. His assignments included the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War, the Mideast peace process, the O.J. Simpson trials, and several presidential elections.