Next Meridian began in 2005 at a cafe in Bucharest, born out of the conviction that with a systems approach matched to real world skills -- gained both in academia and experience across many industries and global regions -- we could provide superior advice to boards and executives. This idea has resulted in value creation wherever we have had the privilege to apply it.

Chris Adams


Mr. Adams is the Managing Partner and Founder of Next Meridian with over 20 years of experience on Wall Street, as an entrepreneur, and as a financial advisor serving private companies. Prior to this he was a senior executive with Sempra Energy Trading, a $3 Billion full-service energy & commodities trading company (later sold to RBS). Mr. Adams co-founded a chocolate manufacturing business in Romania to take advantage of the emerging market opportunity, eventually divesting for 50X invested dollars. He has experience operating around the globe with relationships built on trust and mutual respect from China to Chile.


Mr. Adams holds an MBA from Duke University and a BA from the University of Colorado. In his spare time, he volunteers as a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Montessori School in Durham, NC, travels, and spends time in the outdoors with his family.