Adam Sharkawy is a co-founder of Material Impact who has leveraged his operational background as both an entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive leader to build great companies. Through Material Impact’s first fund, Adam has led investments in Amastan Technologies, Fusion Coolant, NextGen Jane, and Orbion Space Technologies. He is on the Board of Directors of each company. In addition, he serves on the board of Soft Robotics. Prior to Material Impact, Adam was Sr. Vice President of the Medicines Company and Head of their Surgery and Perioperative Care Global Business Unit. Before that, he served on the executive leadership team of Smith & Nephew, a leader in orthopedic implants, arthroscopic repair and sports medicine, and advanced wound care. Prior to that, he started the Advanced Healing Technologies / Biomaterials franchise within the Endoscopy division in the Boston area.