Adam Birnbaum – CEO of Buckingham Strategic Wealth and BAM Advisor Services
Adam Birenbaum serves as CEO of Buckingham Strategic Wealth and BAM Advisor Services, an integrated wealth management firm and turnkey asset management platform (TAMP) overseeing over $30 billion in assets under management. Over his decade-long leadership he has guided their exponential expansion via strategic business decisions and an organic expansion path.
Early Life and Education
Adam Birnbaum has always been passionate about learning. Beginning his musical education at the New England Conservatory of Music and later graduating with a degree in computer science from Boston College.
He pursued a career in finance but quickly realized he was missing an important opportunity to connect with and bring value to his clients’ lives. That realization inspired him to follow his true passion of law school study.
Beyond academic endeavors, he enjoys spending time with family and friends; Tracy is his life partner; their three children make their home his priority.
Adam Birenbaum serves as CEO of Buckingham Strategic Wealth and BAM Advisor Services and plays an instrumental role in expanding their position as one of the premier independent wealth management firms in the United States. Through his progressive vision, Adam Birenbaum has successfully maintained Buckingham’s legacy and culture from one generation to the next while keeping alive their client-first approach that helped make Buckingham a market leader for generations.
Birenbaum graduated from Boston College and the Juilliard School, before embarking on a successful jazz piano career. He has performed at numerous music venues as well as touring with acclaimed jazz artists including Wynton Marsalis, Al Foster, Regina Carter and Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Birenbaum won the 2004 Triennial American Jazz Piano Competition before being appointed Cole Porter fellow in jazz by National Pianists Association.
Achievement and Honors
Adam Birnbaum is a highly esteemed jazz pianist with an illustrious career collaborating with some of the greatest artists of our time. He has received multiple honors and is widely recognized throughout jazz.
As well as his music career, he is also an attorney. In 2015 he received the Chicago Lawyers Committee Education Equity Project Young Lawyer Pro Bono Award for representing students who risk expulsion.
Buckingham Strategic Wealth and BAM Advisor Services are advisory firms with more than $30 billion under management. As their Chief Executive, he oversees succession and growth to lead them towards reaching new heights of success, creating deep wealth management teams capable of meeting client needs today and into future generations.
Adam Birnbaum has built an outstanding career as a pianist. He has performed with prominent jazz artists like Al Foster, Greg Osby and Regina Carter; plus released many highly-received albums as a leader.
He has performed on various national and international stages. Additionally, he has received various prestigious awards that recognize his talents. Today he stands as one of the most promising young voices on the American jazz piano scene.
After graduating from Boston College, he relocated to New York City where he studied at one of the premier music institutions: Juilliard School. Here he won both American Jazz Piano Competition in 2004 as well as being honored as American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellow in jazz.
Adam Birenbaum serves as CEO of Buckingham Strategic Wealth and BAM Advisor Services, consisting of wealth management firm and TAMP platform, overseeing over $30 billion. At 32 he became the youngest-ever CEO of a major advisory firm and since has guided its growth from $6 billion to nearly quintuple that amount since then – regularly earning him recognition from Financial Advisor magazine’s Top Young Advisors list and other accolades.
Adam is driven to help clients meet their most essential goals through both his childhood and early career experiences. Beginning as an unpaid summer intern at Buckingham when he was in high school, Adam returned each year of law school until becoming a full-time employee at the firm.