The Fearless Leadership Podcast brings you inspiring stories of leaders who have overcome challenges and achieved tremendous success in their fields. This week, Brendan is thrilled to welcome Adam Contos, the former CEO of RE/MAX and author of the best-selling book, “Start with a Win”. Adam’s journey to success is not your typical one. His self-discipline and work ethic were instilled in him during his time as a former Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and SWAT commander. These experiences taught him the importance of discipline, teamwork, and leadership. In their conversation, Adam shares with his insights on how to create personal and business success, and the tools and lessons that helped him along the way. His book, “Start with a Win,” is a testament to his commitment to helping others achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Join us for this episode of Fearless Leadership, and discover the tools and lessons you need to create personal and business success.
About Adam Contos: Adam is the recently retired CEO and Board Director of public company RE/MAX Holdings, taking the company to record Earnings, Profit, and Earnings Per Share in 2021. You know RE/MAX as the global real estate powerhouse. While in the C-Suite, Adam acquired and lead 6 companies and over 700 employees, serving over 142,000 agents in 9000 franchises in over 110 countries worldwide. Not only was Adam in the Real Estate and Mortgage franchise industry, but he also lead acquisitions and integrations in AI, Data, Geo Spatial Data Intelligence, technology, and loan processing companies under the Holdings umbrella.
Adam is a podcaster and author of the book Start With a Win, Tools and Lessons for Business and Personal Success He is a keynote speaker at major business events and coaches CEO’s to build a greater leadership team and executive brand, thus benefiting companies in 2022 future growth capabilities, consumer interaction, and M&A business marketability.
Adam is now a partner and advisor in Area 15 Ventures, a family office investment firm located in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Prior to his nearly 2 decades in the corporate world, Adam was a SWAT team commander and undercover narcotics agent – among other law enforcement jobs he held and supervised while working throughout the Denver area for 11 years and founded two separate companies during that time.