president & CEO

Nicholas E. Adams

Nicholas E. Adams is an American award-winning executive, business leader and advisor. He has served as president and ceo of NINICO® since 2011 and champions the motto Power of Partnership®. For more than a decade, the firm has created campaigns, developed messaging, and served as publicist to some of California’s most storied brands and business leaders.

Mr. Adams is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, board member of Symphony San Jose and serves as the 2024 chairman of the board of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce - one of the West Coast’s oldest and most respected business advocacy organizations. He is an active member of the Silicon Valley Capital Club, Sovereign Order of the Knights of St. John, and Rotary Club of San Jose – the region’s longest thriving service organization. In 2009, he took the oath of office and was appointed to the San Jose Arts Commission, where he served as cultural ambassador on behalf of Northern California’s largest city for eight years. In 2019, the Silicon Valley Business Journal recognized Mr. Adams among the 40 most influential people in the region under the age of 40. Mr. Adams has been featured as a thought leader on a wide array of subjects by NBC, ABC, The Mercury News, Crunchbase News, VentureBeat, PR Week and the US Chamber of Commerce.

Under Mr. Adams’ leadership, both the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles Business Journals have named NINICO® a top public relations agency throughout each respective region. Hailed a Power Player by Silicon Valley Magazine in 2021, Mr. Adams has been celebrated for his professional accomplishments and stewardship of the communications industry and wider community by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, Association of Marketing Communication Professionals and Public Relations Society of America. A proud fourth generation San Josean, Mr. Adams is one of the city's most connected and influential leaders in business and the community, garnering accolades and respect from the region’s top elected officials, advocacy organizations and business elite.