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Read Joel's Story

Joel founded Adams Capital Management in 1994 and raised $815 million of capital since inception. Before establishing ACM, Joel served for eight years as Vice President and General Partner of Fostin Capital Corp., a Pittsburgh-based, family-owned investment firm.

Prior to Fostin, Joel served for seven years as a nuclear test engineer for General Dynamics, where he managed chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering teams and directed nuclear power plant sea trials. Joel is a member of several charitable organizations, a Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University and a frequently requested speaker on the topic of venture capital.

General Partner


Industry Expertise

  • Distribution Systems
  • Information Technologies
  • Medical Oncology Diagnostics
  • Web Enabled Services


  • M.S. Industrial Administration
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S. Nuclear Engineering
    State University of New York at Buffalo

Current Board Seats

Relevant Investment Experience

In The Community

  • Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University
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