Adam Shalem

Adam Shalem

Analyst at Viola FinTech

Adam is an Analyst at Viola FinTech. Prior to joining Viola, Adam completed his BBA at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

STUDY HIGHLIGHTS

He completed numerous internships in financial services and was a teaching assistant during his senior year for a technology & operations class in the business school.

He was also the President of a 60+ member investing club on campus – called Wolverine Capital Investments – where he planned and led weekly club meetings that consisted of market updates, educational lectures and stock pitches.

Received multiple University Honors Awards and graduated with ‘High Distinction.’

THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ADAM

His favorite pastime is spending time on the Tel Aviv beach with friends and family. “Coming to Israel every summer growing up, my father taught me how to play MatKot, (an Israeli paddle game that is most often played on the beach shore). Now that I live in Tel Aviv, I play at least twice a week – sometimes even at 7am before work!” He also loves playing and watching sports, specifically basketball: “I played varsity basketball in high school and am an avid New York Knicks fan. The Knicks suck and its tough to watch them continuously lose, but that’s a part of being a true fan!”

He grew up in Long Island, New York. “I’m first generation American – both my parents are immigrants from Israel. They’re also the only ones from their families (my mom is one of six) to leave Israel. We’d visit Israel (stay in Tel Aviv) every summer for usually 1-2 months to visit my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. Tel Aviv, Israel has practically been home to me forever.”

His favorite mantra is “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” It’s quite overused, but I find it to be true.

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