2017 Best & Brightest: Adam Beasley, Texas Christian University (Neeley)

Adam Beasley

Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business

“Adventurer who is passionate about Jesus, Cristopher Nolan, photography, marshmallow guns, and knowing people.”

Fun fact about yourself: I once crashed a wedding in Pune, India.

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama

High School: Huntsville High School

Major: Entrepreneurial Management

Minor: Finance and Communication Studies

Favorite Business Courses: Business Law, corporate entrepreneurship, the nature of giving, and values entrepreneurship

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:

  • Neeley Fellows honors business organization
  • Chancellor’s Scholar
  • Beta Theta Pi, VP of Risk Management and Recruitment Chair
  • KinderFrogs volunteer
  • Neeley Ambassadors
  • Entrepreneurship Club of TCU, VP of Marketing
  • Paradox Church City group leader
  • Cultural Routes honors abroad participant
  • Frog Camp facilitator for incoming TCU freshmen
  • Leaders for Life mentor
  • Global Scholars
  • Entrepreneurship Pitch competition runner-up

Where have you interned during your college career?

  1. DaVita Inc. – Redwoods Analyst Intern – Denver, CO.
  2. Latitude Imports – International business development intern – Pune, India
  3. Cedar Hills Farm – Farm Hand – Fayetteville, TN

I recently accepted a full-time offer from Bain Consulting when I graduate.

Describe your dream Job: I would be the entrepreneur-in-residence at TCU, while also being responsible for planning a study abroad trip each year. I would have enough free time to volunteer as a mentor at an angel investing organization and coach my kids’ sports teams.

Which executive or entrepreneur do you most admire? Jeff Bezos has created an unstoppable monster. The dominance that Amazon has achieved is completely contributable to the efforts and tactics of Bezos.

What did you enjoy most about majoring in a business-related field? Entrepreneurial management contributed to my desire to see opportunity in every situation and form a productive team to capitalize on that opportunity. 

Where would you like to work after graduation?  Bain & Company – Associate Consultant. Already offered and accepted this job before I even graduate!

What are your long-term professional goals? Attend business school. Start a business with co-founders I met at school. Operate this business until it gains enough success to sell off. Retire as an adjunct professor who runs a study abroad program.

What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? Try to get a degree that fills both sides of your brain, i.e. business and communication studies or computer science and graphic design. Well-rounded individuals are much more fun and productive to work with.

“I knew I wanted to major in business when…I first opened up a marshmallow gun business and made $60. Designing my products and solving a creative problem with a friend fueled me.”

“If I didn’t major in business, I would be…a traveling photo-blogger.

“Before I entered business school, I wish I had known…how critical computer programming is to every business in today’s world.”

What was the happiest moment of your life? Every moment I get off a plane at home and see my mom and dad jumping up and down in excitement for my return home is the happiest moment of my life.

Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? Designing, coordinating, and operating a chapter retreat for my fraternity.

What animal would you choose to represent your professional brand? A golden retriever. I’m a loyal friend, great listener, excellent “fetcher,” and adventurous learner.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? My dad. As I left for college he told me that college is more about the relationships you build than the grades you get. This advice, along with a plethora of other nuggets of wisdom, has shaped me into the man I am today.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? He was always willing to put the books down when anyone needed him. He valued me more than he valued success.

Favorite book: Love Does by Bob Goff

Favorite movie: The Prestige by Christopher Nolan

Favorite musical performer: NeedtoBreathe

Favorite vacation spot: Florence, Italy

What are your hobbies? Photography, blogging, hunting, running, traveling, sand volleyball, reading

What made Adam such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2017?

“Adam is one of the most well-rounded students that I’ve come across in a long while. He is an excellent student with the ability to work in a group or produce excellence on his own. He is involved on campus in different leadership roles, and he has great work experience. Adam is a high-quality individual who will always represent his organization in the best light possible. I have enjoyed getting to know Adam and look forward to seeing what he accomplishes.”

Dr. Bill Moncrief
Professor of Marketing
Academic Director for Neeley Fellows
Neeley School of Business
Texas Christian University

“Adam combines the best qualities a student can possibly possess. First, he has a razor-sharp mind, an amazing intellect. Second, he took his responsibilities for my class very, very seriously. Finally, he’s just a really good guy – friendly, upbeat, the kind of person you want to hang out with.”

Dr. Rob Rhodes
Professor of Management
Neeley School of Business
Texas Christian University