Ryan Adams

Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, Keolis Transit America

As Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for Keolis Transit America, Ryan Adams leads business development activity as well as KTA’s performance management systems, including business intelligence and operational efficiency reviews.

Ryan’s transit career started as an intern with transportation companies in the U.S. and Spain. He then gained valuable financial and business management experience outside of the industry, serving as a Senior Associate in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ forensic accounting group and managing Internal Audit projects at Vail Resorts in Colorado. During this stint, he earned his CPA, CIA, CFE, and CIA credentials. He returned to the industry in 2010 as Vice President at a startup transit company overseeing business development before joining KTA as a consultant and, ultimately, as the Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development in 2012. In 2015 Ryan graduated from Leadership APTA, the industry’s premier leadership development program, and he was also named to Mass Transit Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40.” He is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.