Adam Connaker joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2014. As a Principal, Mr. Connaker manages relationships with current and prospective grantees throughout the grantmaking and investment processes, coordinates Foundation work with partners, and conducts research in support of strategic development and execution of Foundation initiatives. His work supports the Foundation’s innovative finance portfolio, specifically focusing on how innovative finance can be harnessed to mobilize private capital for social and environmental outcomes.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Connaker worked as a private equity analyst for Wayzata Investment Partners covering a broad range of industries, but dedicating a significant portion of those efforts to energy investments. Mr. Connaker received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Minnesota and his master’s degree in global affairs, with a focus on international development and humanitarian assistance, from New York University.