Adam Roston, Managing Director of Corporate Development at Glam Media
Adam Roston works in Glam Media’s Corporate Development department – recently described by Crain’s New York Business as the largest web outfit that you’ve never heard of – where Crain’s New York Business described as being one of the biggest web ventures ever unnoticed by consumers. An adept dealmaker, Adam has previously held positions with Microsoft where he spearheaded over 12 strategic technology acquisitions.
He oversaw IAC Publishing, the division responsible for IAC’s digital media properties.
Early Life and Education
Adam Roston was born and raised in Glenview, attending New Trier High School before attending University of California San Diego to earn a B.A. in economics and philosophy. Following graduation he worked for Microsoft both in London and Palo Alto before joining Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking M&A Technology groups both globally as well as local to Palo Alto before being hired by IAC/InterActiveCorp as an Associate responsible for global M&A activity identification and execution; later serving as CEO for IAC Publishing/Bluecrew/Atavist/Vivian Health among many other roles he held prior to this role at IAC/InterActiveCorp as well.
Roston began his career at IAC in 2011 as a business development associate, handling consumer and digital media merger-and-acquisition deals before transitioning into senior corporate development roles. He left IAC Publishing’s subsidiary Bluecrew in 2020 for CEO and left with both his MacBook Pro laptop and Dropbox account provided by Bluecrew; upon leaving Bluecrew after termination from IAC Publishing’s subsidiary Bluecrew; however IAC found out about these accounts and demanded they be returned; Roston refused and sought declaratory, monetary, and injunctive relief in court proceedings.
Adam Roston serves as Glam Media’s Managing Director of Corporate Development, where his responsibility includes identifying and leading global M&A opportunities. Prior to Glam, Adam held roles within Merrill Lynch’s investment banking, M&A and technology groups located both in London and Palo Alto.
Peters began his acting career with supporting roles in Clipping Adam and ABC science fiction series Invasion from 2005-06. Since 2006, he has gained widespread acclaim as multiple characters on Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series American Horror Story for ten seasons – garnering him wide renown. Additionally he appeared as Mare of Easttown for HBO and Transparent as well as being featured as series regular.
He played Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver from 2014 until 2019, before The Walt Disney Company purchased 21st Century Fox and transferred all X-Men related projects back to Marvel Studios. Freiman is married and has two children.
He currently serves as CEO of BlueCrew, an on-demand workforce platform offering W-2 work. Since 2018, its revenue has tripled, while expanding into 30 markets before year’s end. Additionally, he was co-founder and former Chief Financial Officer of IAC Publishing.
Adam Roston boasts a net worth of $2.5 Million, most of it obtained through acting career earnings but also his business ventures and entrepreneurial abilities. He has participated in multiple merger-and-acquisition investments and founded multiple companies since 2007. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy from University of California San Diego.