Adam Kidan is a successful and experienced businessman with decades of experiencing delivering tangible results. He was an important player in the development of 1-800 MATTRESS and its transformation to become a thriving corporation that generates million dollars of revenue on a yearly basis. Additionally, Adam is quite committed to improving his local communities, New York City, New York, and Washington D.C. Presently, he resides with his wonderful wife, Tracy Kidan, and talented daughter, Sloane Kidan, in Long Island, New York.
Adam Kidan’s Career
Adam Kidan holds a B.A. from GW in Washington D.C.. After graduation, he chose to return to his hometown to pursue a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He excelled here, and was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award, an accolade that is awarded to the law student who boasts the highest Grade Point Average in his graduating class.
Soon after Brooklyn Law School, Adam Kidan joined the law firm Duncan, Fish, Bergson, and Kidan where he served as a Partner from 1990 to the end of 1991. He then joined 1-800 MATTRESS in its nascent stages. He served as the CEO and Chairman for the company’s mid-atlantic operations, headquartered in Washington D.C. He effectively led the company’s efforts in time of robust growth. 1-800-MATTRESS established itself as the country’s leading tele-retailer in the respective industry, and served upwards of two million customers since it was founded. In 1995, he was chosen as a finalist to be Washington D.C’s entrepreneur of the year.
After an incredibly successful stint with 1-800-MATTRESS, he joined Chartwell business advisors where he has served as the managing director since the year of 2003. In this capacity, Adam was vital in Chartwell’s efforts to handle mergers and acquisitions across a wide variety of industries and businesses with a specialization on consulting and staffing. Furthermore, the company also focused its efforts on providing services for project management groups and professional services companies.
Adam Kidan also found time to establish a successful bagel franchise that expanded to two locations.
Adam Kidan Outside of Work
Outside of his career, he worked tirelessly to improve the welfare of the citizens of Washington D.C. through political intervention as the head chair of the District of Columbia’s Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, and a contributing member of the Workforce Investment Council. Furthermore, he also was vital in the transition of of Mayor Anthony A. William. For his efforts and contributions within the political landscape, he was selected to serve as a delegate at the Republican National Convention at the turn of the millennium.
In addition to his successful career as an executive, he spends a great deal of his time and resources to improve his local communities. While in Washington D.C., where he lived during his time with 1-800-MATTRESS, he became incredibly involved with the community in a number of capacities. Adam served on the board of directors for Laurel Regional Hospital, a full-service hospital located in Laurel, Maryland. He served as the as the co-chair of Greater DC Cares, one of the nation’s premier volunteer hubs. Additionally, Kidan served as a board member for the Greater Washington Urban League. This organization helps nearly 100,000 people in the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan area per year. The efforts of this organization centered around increasing political, social, and economic empowerment of African-Americans and other minority groups in the city.
Additionally, Kidan was proud to serve as board member for the prestigious Washington Performing Arts Society. This society, which has been thriving for nearly a half-century, is dedicated to providing assistance, in a variety of forms, to artists in the nation’s capital. Furthermore, this organization is committed to promoting the city’s talented artists, and serving as a liaison between the local community and the networks of artists themselves. He is also an active member of the Princeton Club of New York. Although usually reserved for graduates from Princeton University, he gained membership due to his extensive collaborations with the school.
Adam was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He went on to attend the John Dewey High School (JDHS), which is located on Avenue X and 50th avenue. In addition to Adam Kidan, John Dewey High School boasts a myriad notable alumni such as director Spike Lee, actor Michael J. Fox, Economist Michael Mandel, actor John Ortiz, and many more. After excelling in high school, he went on attend the prestigious George Washington University, located right in the heart of the nation’s capital. There he graduated from George Washington with a Bachelors of Arts specializing in Political Science.