Kenneth (Ken) R. Philbrick III
Ken Philbrick is a Partner at Adam James International. Ken specializes in conducting retained search assignments for executive level finance and accounting positions including: Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller, Treasurer, Director or Vice President of Investor Relations and Finance Director. Ken has active relationships with over 30 private equity firms and their portfolio companies. He also works closely with Fortune 500 companies to recruit senior financial executives.
Ken joined Adam James International in 1997 shortly after the company was founded in 1996. Prior to working for Adam James International, he was an external auditor for Deloitte & Touche. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Daniels College of Business at The University of Denver and is the former Chair of the Daniels College of Business Alumni Board. Ken is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Colorado. Ken serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for ACE Scholarships and Denver Young Life.
John O'Brien is a Partner at Adam James International. John focuses on C-suite and senior leadership executive search assignments across a broad spectrum of disciplines including general management, marketing, sales, operations, human resources and IT. He has led searches for Fortune 500 corporations, private companies, multi-generational family companies, institutes of higher learning and non-profit organizations.
Prior to working for Adam James, John co-founded and led an award winning retained executive search firm for over 15 years. His career prior to executive search included leadership roles with Union Carbide Corporation, First Brands Corporation, The Clorox Company and The Sherwin-Williams Company. John earned an Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
Warren Nadolsky is a Partner at the Denver office of Adam James International. He founded the company in 1996 and has been involved in the start-up of several staffing related organizations, including practices in accounting/finance, information technology, light industrial and sales/marketing. Warren currently oversees the strategic direction of Adam James International and its sister company, Carter Mackenzie International. He also provides consulting services to start-ups and small business and serves on a number of advisory boards.
Prior to working for Adam James, Warren worked as a manager in the audit practice for Deloitte & Touche. Warren is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado and has a Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from The University of Iowa.
William (Bill) D. Rowe II
Founder and Chairman & CEO of Rowe Global. Previously, served as Vice Chairman and a founding partner of Pearson Partners International. Prior to Pearson, he served as the Managing Director of the Dallas practice of Foster Partners, a global retained executive search firm formerly known as KPMG Executive Search and later spun off as an independent company. After 10 years with Foster Partners, Bill merged the Southwest practice of Foster Partners with Bob and Keith Pearson’s business in 2002 to form Pearson Partners International. Bill began his career in retained executive search as a research analyst with Paul R. Ray and Company. Earlier in his career, he provided market research and competitive analysis information to determine market vibrancy for de novo bank formations for an Atlanta-based banking services company.
Bill is on the board of directors of the business advisory firm Catapult Partners, and has served on the board of the Dallas chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization. He is alumni chair and a member of the board of directors of the SMU Club Lacrosse Program, and a life member of the Dallas Safari Club. He authored a chapter titled, "A Force of Integrity within the Corporate World" in the recent book, Best Practices for Executive Search Firms: Leading Executives on Developing Benchmarks, Evaluating Potential Candidates, and Helping Clients Succeed (Aspatore Books, 2007). Bill earned a bachelor's degree in history from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Keith Pykkonen is a Principal at Adam James International and brings over twenty years of experience in partnering with a diverse client base to help identify and hire leaders predominantly in the CFO's organization. Prior to joining Adam James in 2013, Keith served as the Managing Director of the new Denver office for H10 Capital, a Seattle-based recruiting and consulting firm. Prior to H10 Capital, Keith was one of the first employees at Two Degrees (now Slalom Consulting) and served as the Denver Managing Director of the rapidly growing and evolving Company. Keith began his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse and served as Controller of a specialty distribution and manufacturing company prior to joining Two Degrees. He has a Bachelors in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis from the University of Colorado at Boulder.