Adam Miller is the President & CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD). He founded Cornerstone in 1999 in his one-bedroom apartment to help people realize their potential, and he has grown it to be one of the largest cloud computing companies in the world with over 22 million users in 191 countries. Under his leadership, Cornerstone has grown at a compounded annual growth rate of over 50% since 2007 and today the Cornerstone global team operates in over 24 countries.
Miller also is an active social entrepreneur. He is the chairman of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which helps people who help people, with a focus on education, workforce development and disaster relief. He is the current chairman of Team Rubicon, a leading veterans services organization providing humanitarian aid globally. He led the merger of FAAN and FAI to create FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) and serves on FARE’s executive board. In addition to his work with FARE, he helped seed Aimmune Therapeutics and create the UCLA Food Allergy Center. He is the past-president and a current director of IKAR in Los Angeles. He also coaches his children’s AYSO and tournament soccer teams.
Prior to founding Cornerstone, Miller served time as an investment banker and consultant. He co-authored Business Capital for Women and was a contributor to Talent Management.
Miller is a frequent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship, philanthropy, technology and talent management. He was awarded the 2017 Best Practices Institute CEO Award and was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. He was also named CEO of the Year by the Southern California Technology Association in 2009.
Miller holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS from its Wharton School of Business, a JD from the UCLA School of Law, an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, and has both CPA and Series 7 certifications. But it was his two year trip around the world in his twenties that best prepared him to running a global business.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 3 children.