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Adam Riggs


E-commerce, New Media, and Finance Entrepreneur / Executive / Investor

Adam is a data-driven entrepreneur with broad private-sector experience starting, scaling, and advising businesses in e-commerce, digital media, and finance. He has served as a Fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit focused on open data, government transparency, and influence. Adam was the first President and CFO of, a stock image and video marketplace that sources content from and has customers in nearly every country worldwide. Prior to Shutterstock, Adam spent nine years as a proprietary derivatives trader, focusing on index/statistical arbitrage and trading futures contracts, ETFs, and stocks as a member of the American Stock Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Prior to his trading career, he did econometric research on securities matters at the NERA division of Marsh & McLennan. Adam has traveled extensively and lived and worked in both India and Germany. He graduated from Reed College and lives with his family in Washington, DC.