Adam Strauss, CFA, is a Partner of Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management, Inc., the adviser to the Appleseed Fund (APPLX). Prior to joining Pekin Singer Strauss in 2004, he served in several operating roles, as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at EquipNet, Inc., from 2000 to 2004, and as Vice President of Business Development at Frontier Natural Brands, from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Strauss began his career as a Management Consultant, working for Gemini Consulting (1992-1994) and prior to that, for Accenture (1991-1992). He earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1991 and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1997.