President & CEO
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Adam Miller is the Founder & CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD). He started Cornerstone in 1999 in his one-bedroom apartment to help people realize their potential. Under his leadership, Cornerstone has grown to become a $500 million company and is one of the largest cloud computing companies in the world. Today, Cornerstone products are used by more than 3,350 organizations worldwide, reaching more than 37 million users in 192 countries.
Mr. Miller is an active social entrepreneur. He is the chairman of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which helps people who help people, with a focus on education, workforce development and disaster relief. He is the current chairman of Team Rubicon, a leading veterans services organization providing humanitarian aid globally. He led the merger of FAAN and FAI to create FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) and serves on FARE’s executive board. In addition to his work with FARE, he helped seed Aimmune Therapeutics and create the UCLA Food Allergy Center. He is the past-president and a current director of IKAR in Los Angeles. He also coaches his children’s AYSO and tournament soccer teams.
Mr. Miller is a frequent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship, philanthropy, technology and talent management.He co-authored Business Capital for Women and was a contributor to Talent Management.
Prior to founding Cornerstone, Mr. Miller served time as an investment banker and consultant. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS from its Wharton School of Business, a JD from the UCLA School of Law, an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, and has both CPA and Series 7 certifications. But it was his two year trip around the world in his twenties that best prepared him to run a global business.