Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Adam Witty is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage|Business Journals Books|ForbesBooks, which he has built into one of the largest business book publishers in America, serving over 1,500 Members in all 50 U.S. states and 67 countries. Advantage was listed on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s most rapidly growing private companies for seven years and named to the Best Places to Work in South Carolina list for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Most recently, Advantage has partnered with Forbes to create ForbesBooks, the first book-publishing imprint for the global media company. Launched in 2016, ForbesBooks is the next step in Forbes’ 100-year history of distribution and innovation in the media business. Utilizing the Forbes multi-platform media network, ForbesBooks offers a cutting-edge branding, visibility and marketing platform to business authors. In addition, the exclusive imprint gets books to market faster than other top business book publishers.
In addition to his work with the Advantage family, Adam is a sought-after speaker, teacher and consultant on marketing and business growth techniques for entrepreneurs and authors. He has shared the stage with Steve Forbes, Gene Simmons of KISS, Peter Guber and Bobby Bowden. Adam has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today and more.
He was named to Young Presidents’ Organization 40 Under 40, 50 Most Progressive, and was named to the 2011 Inc. magazine 30 Under 30 list of “America’s Coolest Entrepreneurs.” In 2012, Adam was selected by the Chilean government to judge the prestigious Start-up Chile! entrepreneurship competition.
Adam Witty is chairman of the not-for-profit Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina, where they teach entrepreneurial skills to at-risk youth in every South Carolina public school. He also chairs the Clemson University’s Spiro Entrepreneurship Institute board and sits on the College of Charleston Entrepreneurship Center board. He is an Eagle Scout, 2012 Clemson University Young Alumnus of the Year, a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Learning Officer for Digital Marketing and Media Board and happy to call Charleston, South Carolina home.