Adam Gillette


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Adam is an Associate in the New York City office. In his time at Next Street, Adam has worked across civic, private, and social sectors to help expand clients’ impact on small business ecosystems, particularly in providing industry-specific analyses of city and state business support and capital provider landscapes. Adam has also worked with Certified Development Companies on the creation of mission-driven loan products to better support small business owners.

Prior to Next Street, Adam was with BrightHive, a startup that provides data integration services to governments and social services, and nonprofit organizations. Adam has years of strategy and operations experience in tech, social services, and finance, and has served as a field director and operations manager for political campaigns at the national and state levels.

Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Chicago.

On working at Next Street

“I joined Next Street to bring my previous experiences to the work of creating a more equitable economy – in this case, through supporting small businesses and the people and systems that help small businesses succeed.”

Outside of Next Street

When not at work, Adam can be found jogging in Central Park, eating some of NYC’s famed street meat, getting lost in an art museum, or anxiously watching one of D.C.’s sports teams.

Get to know Adam

  • Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Has fostered dogs with various animal shelters
  • Active in the University of Chicago alumni network