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Adam Seifer is an interactive product manager with a lifelong passion for technology, new media, multi-player games and pop culture. He has more than 11 years of experience building social networking applications and massive online communities.
Adam was the co-founder, Chairman of the Board, former CEO and current Chief Product Officer of the website Fotolog.com, an online community for posting daily photos that started as a hobby in 2002 and has since virally blossomed into a community of over 17 million members who have shared more than 470 million photos. Fotolog is currently (1/1/08) ranked by Alexa as the 16th most-visited website in the world. Fotolog was sold to Hi-Media, a French media company in November of 2007 for just over $90 million.
From 2000 to 2004, Adam ran SkyForge Solutions, a software and web consulting company. As a product manager, information architect and business strategist, Adam has worked on a wide range of projects that includes an online weight-loss service for Reader's Digest, a sales-force contact networking application and a hospital emergency room information system.
In 1996, Adam joined a small group of entrepreneurs to create sixdegrees.com, an online community based around a suite of unique social-networking applications that identified and utilized real-life connections among its members. Adam served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Creative Officer, in addition to sitting on the board of directors. Under his leadership, sixdegrees.com grew to a vibrant community of over 3 million members from 165 countries across the globe, and sixdegrees the company grew from the original six to over 85 employees. In January of 2000, sixdegrees was sold to Youthstream Media Networks for $125 million.
Adam stayed on at Youthstream in the role of VP of Product Management and introduced product development methodologies company-wide.
Before entering the world of new media, Adam spent many successful years in the advertising business as a senior copywriter at agencies like Citron, Haligman, Bedecarre (now AKQA), Lowe and Partners, and Scali, McCabe, Sloves. Adam created memorable campaigns for clients ranging from Mercedes-Benz to Sprite, Perdue Chicken and Marriott Hotels. Adam's award-winning work has been recognized by the One Show, Clios, Cannes, Communication Arts, Andys and Addys.
Adam graduated from Brown University with BA in Visual Arts. He has also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York.