Adam Spence

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      • Title: Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Innovation
      • Org/Company: Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
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    Adam Spence is the Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Innovation in the Executive Chamber of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Mr. Spence is responsible for the development and implementation of Governor Cuomo’s economic development efforts through the state’s economic development agencies as well as the coordination and promotion of innovation acceleration across state government. Prior to joining the Executive Chamber, Mr. Spence served as a Senior Vice President in Empire State Development. Mr. Spence came to ESD from a career of investing in growing private companies across a wide range of industries. Most recently, Mr. Spence was a Managing Director at American Capital, Ltd. where he launched and was co-head of the firm’s junior capital investment business and was active in managing a portion of the firm’s control buyout portfolio. Prior to joining American Capital, Mr. Spence was with Lend Lease Real Estate Investments where he invested in real estate tax credit deals and developed an equity investment program targeted at non-core urban areas. Mr. Spence began his career at Berkshire Capital Corporation, a boutique M&A advisory firm. Mr. Spence received an A.B. in History from Harvard College.