2023 HW Vanguard: Adam Kessler

Adam Kessler

In 2023, industry veteran Adam Kessler reassumed the role of CEO of Academy Mortgage, after serving as chairman of the board since 2019 and the company’s CEO from 2016 to 2019. Since reassuming his role as CEO, Adam has been focused on creating efficiencies to position Academy for continued success while tackling the ever-changing market. Kessler has been with the organization through several industry highs and lows, beginning his career with Academy in 2000. Having navigated industry uncertainty in 2009 as the company’s president, Kessler truly understands the importance of focusing efforts on staying one step ahead of what is happening. Academy is known for its people-centric culture, which was fostered by Kessler. Believing that with every challenge comes great opportunity, Kessler has been laser-focused on ensuring that Academy continues to deliver the best possible experience for its customers, partners, and team members. He has placed his focus on strengthening relationships and instilling a culture of trust throughout the organization.

Kessler is a standout industry leader who has always placed importance on helping others become their best selves by focusing on professional and personal development and by giving back to communities and assisting those in need. Inspiring Hope, Delivering Dreams, and Building Prosperity isn’t just a tagline at Academy, thanks to Kessler. He firmly believes that Academy exists to make homeownership a reality for as many individuals and families as possible for years to come.

What has been your secret to success?

Surrounding myself with good people and building a strong, high-functioning team.


Adam Kessler



Company Name:

Academy Mortgage

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