We had the good fortune of connecting with Adam Mendler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adam, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
There were several factors that drove me to start The Veloz Group. After working in the corporate world for some of the largest companies in the financial services and entertainment industries, I felt that I was at the right point in my career and in my life to try something entrepreneurial. My view was that my expenses were never going to be lower, my energy was never going to be higher and I could actualize my vision to create a unique culture that would attract great talent and make a meaningful impact in the lives of others.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I co-founded The Veloz Group with my brother and we have launched three different businesses that we continue to run: Beverly Hills Chairs, Custom Tobacco and Veloz Solutions. Beverly Hills Chairs is the leading seller of refurbished brand name office chairs; we offer Herman Miller Aeron chairs and other bestselling office chairs at deeply discounted pricing. Custom Tobacco is a one-of-a-kind cigar customization e-commerce platform; customers can create premium fully-customized private-label cigars in real-time. Veloz Solutions is a technology consulting and software development practice; we build custom software for innovative companies. I also work with companies, non-profit organizations and universities as a speaker on leadership, management and entrepreneurship. I love working with people at all levels, in groups large and small, to help them better excel personally and professionally. Lastly, I keep busy with my podcast, Thirty Minute Mentors, where I go one on one with the most successful people in the country on how they got to the top, and more importantly, how listeners can too.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I always encourage people visiting or new to LA to explore all of the different neighborhoods in the city. There are so many great areas and each one has its own flavor. I live in Westwood because of its centrality, and within Westwood, I would recommend The Bigg Chill – America’s most iconic frozen yogurt shop – and California Fresh – my favorite neighborhood restaurant.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Our success is a byproduct of the mentorship and support we receive from all of those around us. I am appreciative of all of the support I have received and continue to receive.
Other: https://www.thevelozgroup.com https://www.adammendler.com/podcast https://www.beverlyhillschairs.com https://www.customtobacco.com