Position on the Board: Board Member
Employer: Ignite Fredericton
Adam Peabody is a passionate member of Fredericton’s economic development and business community. He grew up in Fredericton and returned to his hometown to begin his career after graduating from Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, QC) with a Bachelors degree in economics & politics. Throughout Adam’s career, the focus has been on economic development through international business. He has worked at and volunteered for several not-for-profits dedicated to supporting youth, business, and international trade.
Currently, Adam is the Director of Planet Hatch, New Brunswick’s flagship startup acceleration centre. In this capacity, Adam is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of the centre. He focuses on supporting entrepreneurs and new venture creation by developing dynamic programming, services, partnerships and innovation.
Before joining Planet Hatch, Adam was the Investment Attraction & Growth Specialist at Ignite Fredericton. At Ignite, Adam supported local job creation by working with stakeholders and partners to attract foreign direct investment to the Fredericton region and supporting local companies seizing international opportunities for export.
Prior, Adam worked for national not-for-profit organization, Global Vision. As Global Vision’s project manager, Adam organized youth entrepreneurship and leadership programs across Canada and abroad through the Junior Team Canada trade mission program, where he organized teams of high school and university students for trade missions to China, Malaysia and Peru. Before joining Global Vision as staff, Adam was involved for years as a student ambassador and volunteer.