Hi, I'm Adam

Adam Keesling

I live in San Francisco and I do M&A and finance consulting. My sweet spot is helping smaller private equity funds with diligence / reporting, or startups with operating models and fundraising. Shoot me an email if you want to chat.

I most recently worked full-time at Compound. I led finance & strategy, and also wrote over half of the articles on The Manual.

During 2020 and 2021, I wrote Napkin Math, a newsletter focused on business and finance. I also helped Every (the bundle that Napkin Math was apart of) with other stuff like finance, production and marketing. Most of my personal online writing was written during this time.

Before that, I worked as an investment banker at William Blair. While at Blair, I worked on technology deals.

During college, I worked for a consulting & training company called Adventis. I made a lots and lots of financial models during my time at Adventis, but the most fun was teaching live bootcamps to college kids.

Outside of work, I like running, watching movies, cooking, and hosting dinner parties with my friends.

If you want to hear more from me, subscribe to my newsletter. I write a lot about business, but also about some of my other interests.

If you have thoughts on my writing or have any questions, please reach out at: adam [at] adamkeesling [dot] com