Adam Abdulhafid is a Vice President of Engineering at Strive Health, a health care start-up working to transform kidney care through early disease identification and home-first dialysis. In practicing the philosophies of servant leadership and fierce conversations, Adam has a track record of building highly competent and diverse teams, not only at Strive, but also in his previous tenure at Bio Techne. Notably, Adam has successfully accomplished gender parity amongst his teams in the still male-dominated computing industry. Adam fervently believes people should be able to cultivate a sense of personal fulfillment in their work that results in positive change not only in an individual’s immediate sphere, but also in the larger community. Adam attributes a large part of his group's successes to fostering a culture where colleagues actively seek each other’s opinions to listen to understand.
Adam's intentions are informed by his spiritual practices as a member of the Muslim community. Ever curious and questioning in his own field and disciplines beyond, Adam is a member of multiple organizations, such as; the Association for Computing Machinery, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Data Management Association, the Colorado Mountain Club, Health Level 7, and the Denver Democratic Socialists of America. Adam has a near daily practice of reading the latest articles from several publications he subscribes to, including; ACM Queue, Communications of the ACM, Quanta Magazine, ProPublica, The Conversation, and Krebs on Security. Interested in local voices leading local change, Adam currently serves on the Community Steering Committee of Let's Budget Denver and has actively donated and canvassed for multiple Denver City Council campaigns. Adam is proud to make recurring donations to charitable organizations like Charity: Water, the Trevor Project, NAACP-LDF, Stand for Trees, and NRDC. Adam enjoys spending time with his favorite people – his son Brennan and partner Naomi – especially in the outdoors.