Adam Michael Contos

Adjunct Faculty
Executive Education
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•Studied Criminal Justice at Metro State University, Denver
•Executive MBA, University of Denver Daniels College of Business

Academic Positions Held

•Police Academy Lead Firearms Instructor, Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Center
•Adjunct Faculty, University of Denver Daniels College of Business

Positions Held

  • SWAT Commander
  • Chief Operating Officer, RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE: RMAX)
  • Chief Executive Officer, RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE: RMAX)
  • Board Director, RE/MAX Holdings
  • Board Director, International Franchise Association
  • Partner, Area 15 Ventures

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Denver Business Journal Most Admired CEO
  • University of Denver Pioneer Award
  • 2019-2022 Swanepoel Power 200 – Named one of the most powerful leaders in Real Estate
  • 2022 Newsmakers Futurist Award
  • 2021 American Business Awards Maverick of the Year
  • National Association of Corporate Directors Leadership Fellow


  • Father, husband, dog lover
  • Leadership consultant, coach and mentor
  • Keynote speaker
  • Reserve Deputy Sheriff Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Pursuit Driving and Firearms Instructor
  • Avid outdoor enthusiast and world traveler
  • Author and podcaster of “Start With a Win” book and podcast
  • Multi-channel social media personality and influencer