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Mark Adams

Founder, President and CEO, Advocate MD Financial Group, Inc.


Mr. Adams is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Waterloo Medical Labs, LLC which began operations in 2016. Prior to this in 2009, he cofounded SOZO Global. Inc., a specialty based nutritional products company and served as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 until
it was sold in 2016. Prior to
that in 2003, Mr. Adams founded and ran as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Advocate, MD Financial Group, Inc., a leading Texas-based medical liability insurance holding company which he sold in 2009 and continued to run as Chief Executive Officer through 2011. Mr. Adams is also a founding partner in several other companies. Some of the companies he founded and currently owns include Murphy Adams Restaurant Group, Inc. which he co-founded in 2007, and which owns and is rapidly expanding Mama Fu’s Asian House restaurants throughout the United States and the Middle East. In 2008, Mr. Adams co-founded Kind Health, LLC which is a unique online application-driven health insurance curator. Also in 2008, Mr. Adams co-founded Small Business United, LLC, a non-profit organization that supports small businesses. In the last three years, Mr. Adams co-founded Olympic Capital Partners, LLC, a focused real estate investment fund, Direct Sales Forge, LLC a specialty software development company, and Direct Mobile, LLC a mobile application development company.


Mr. Adams brings to our Board a wide range of experience in business with a particular focus on entrepreneurism. He has brought his diversity of thought to the Board of Directors since 2007, which positions him as the longest tenured director other than Mr. Pickens. As stated above, Mr. Adams serves as a director for several public and private companies, including Astrotech, providing the Board with expertise in management and corporate governance. Mr. Adams serves on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Adams has been married to his wife Melissa for 30 years and they live in Austin, Texas along with their three sons.

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