In the vast realm of business, where many chase wealth, status, and influence, there's a breed of entrepreneur that emerges from the crowd—those who prioritize giving back and creating a legacy. Adam Kidan, president of Empire Workforce Solutions and chairman of Empire Aviation USA, exemplifies this spirit. His tale is not just about corporate success; it's about redefining what it means to succeed.
At the core of Adam’s impressive journey—from an attorney to an esteemed business leader—is his tenacity and an unwavering desire to offer opportunities. As he poignantly expresses, “When you’re young, your goals are different; to make money and build. As you get older and more successful, your goals turn to opportunities to help others.” It’s this sentiment that steers the direction of his ventures.
Adam’s first independent venture, Empire Workforce Solutions, stands out as a beacon of hope for over 20,000 individuals, many seeking their first professional position. By not just offering jobs, but crafting careers, he has demonstrated that business isn't purely transactional—it's transformational. Then, spotting a need in the aviation sector, Adam transitioned into Empire Aviation USA. Without a technical background, he leveraged his discerning business acumen to revolutionize the aviation maintenance industry, once again, making a mark.
Adam’s journey, however, hasn’t been without challenges. Hitting a rough patch in his 40s, he found strength in the support of others. This experience profoundly impacted him, reinforcing his belief that, “All people need is a chance.” Today, he stands as a testament to the power of resilience and the potential that can be unlocked with a little help.
Adam’s dedication isn’t confined to the corporate realm alone. An active philanthropist, he continues to serve on nonprofit boards, ensuring that he leaves an indelible mark on communities. His backing of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation further showcases a holistic approach to giving, melding corporate responsibility with personal commitment.
In reflecting on Adam’s journey, a quote by Winston Churchill springs to mind, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." For Adam, his commitment to creating opportunities and ushering in change isn't just business—it’s personal. As he continually climbs the ladder of achievement, he makes sure to raise others with him. It's this blend of success and service that makes Adam not just a business leader, but a source of inspiration in today's corporate world.
President of Empire Workforce Solutions
Chairman of Empire Aviation USA