Nigel Adams | Advertising Week NY

Chief Talent Officer


Nigel AdamsNigel’s professional career has been highly influenced by his experiences in sports and from lessons learned as a student of exceptional coaches, managers and leaders on what it takes to create winning teams.

Over the course of two decades spent in commercial aviation he’s led large cross-functional teams, global operations groups, designed award winning customer service programs and orchestrated turnarounds for failing business units. Nigel’s airline career was highlighted by a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join JetBlue in the startup days and launch the customer service division. After 4 years and several JD Powers awards for service excellence, he moved on to a completely new path as an executive coach and leadership consultant – which later led to becoming a member of Rosetta’s Executive Committee and part of the Publicis Groupe brand family.

Today as the Chief Talent Officer for Razorfish, Nigel has the responsibility of supporting leaders and teams with a cross-functional People Services team that support the approximately 2400 team members across the Razorfish network brands including: Razorfish, Rosetta, LEVEL Studios, Expicient and ROAR, through a shared services model. He also serves as one of the senior talent leads for the Publicis.Sapient solution hub. This role aligns with his passion for attracting, engaging and enabling the best digital talent in the industry to achieve personal and professional success.

He serves on several boards and is active in his local church and men’s leadership organization. Away from work he is a husband to wife Andrea, granddad to two beautiful granddaughters – Soleil and Joelle, dad to daughter – Jaqueline and son-in law – Sean and a four legged puppy daughter – Asia. Nigel and family reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

“Enabled Talent is the ultimate differentiator. There are smart, motivated, creative people in every organization, but leaders who can attract, enable and deploy talent at the speed of change will always create the competitive advantage.”

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