Working since 2005 as a portfolio manager for New York-based Vision Capital Advisors, LLC. In his free time Adam Benowitz is also a co-manager at Converge Media Group in New York City. A philanthropic individual, Adam Benowitz donates his time and money to several organizations, one of which is Math for America. Founded in 2004, the non-profit organization aims to improve math education throughout U.S. public schools.
Math for America hosts an annual charity poker tournament to help raise funds for its programs. Mr. Benowitz participates in this annual event, and in 2010, he came in fourth place. Proceeds from the poker tournament support the group’s fellowship programs, which benefit public secondary school math and science teachers and help them share their knowledge and teaching skills with others.
Typically held in April, the poker tournament attracts professional and amateur poker players alike. To enter the tournament, participants must donate a minimum of $5,000 to enter the No-Limit Hold ‘Em event. This initial donation gives the individual one distribution of chips; to re-enter the tournament, participants may donate an addition $5,000 up to three additional times.
Adam Benowitz, managing member of Vision Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment adviser manages funds on behalf of the firm’s clients. Adam Benowitz is also a co-founder and partner at Converge Media Group, a branded entertainment company with several reality series to its credit. At home, he enjoys music, including that of crossover artist Kid Rock.
Kid Rock grew up listening to the classic rock enjoyed by his parents, but he also immersed himself in hip-hop. He became a DJ and rapper in Detroit and gained local acclaim that he parlayed into a record deal. Unfortunately, his appeal failed to travel beyond his home city. After two albums and an EP, Kid Rock borrowed money from his father to record a fourth album that caught the attention of Atlantic Records. His Atlantic debut, Devil Without a Cause, climbed the Billboard charts and produced several hit singles that fused rap and heavy metal.
Nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy Award in 1999, Kid Rock followed up with a compilation of his early albums called The History of Rock. An affair with model Pamela Anderson briefly distracted him from his music, but he released Cocky to commercial success in 2002. Following that, Kid Rock made a self-titled album with a country flavor and then a live album.
After a brief marriage to Anderson, he recorded the gospel-tinged Rock & Roll Jesus, which debuted on the Billboard Hot 200 at number one, a first in his career. In 2010, the album Born Free achieved platinum status. His latest release is Rebel Soul, which combines riff-driven rock with Motown soul and hip-hop.
As the managing member of Vision Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment advisor, Adam Benowitz maintains responsibilities that include management of the firm’s day to day activities and portfolio management. Active in another field, Adam Benowitz has been involved in media production and one example he produced a documentary about dancers at the Juilliard School in New York City.
Established in 1905, Juilliard prepares dancers, actors, and musicians for careers in the arts. The dance division, currently helmed by ballet master and accomplished dance teacher Lawrence Rhodes, aims to graduate individuals skilled in both contemporary dance and classical ballet.
In addition to maintaining a top-level faculty, Juilliard invites guest teachers and choreographers to train students. Many graduates find performance positions with dance companies in the United States and in other countries around the world. Graduates also often become choreographers and directors.
Students may attain a four-year bachelor of fine arts, which includes required liberal arts coursework. Juilliard also offers a diploma program for those not earning liberal arts credits.
An experienced investment professional, Adam Benowitz has been in the financial industry for more than 20 years. He currently serves as the managing member at Vision Capital Advisors in New York, where he handles investment portfolios. In his spare time, Adam Benowitz invests in real estate throughout the Tri-State area, co-manages an entertainment company, and collects artwork, specifically Andy Warhol paintings.
More than 8,000 pieces are displayed in the Andy Warhol Museum’s permanent collection. The gallery is part of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and showcases prints, sculptures, and paintings, among many other pieces that comprise the artist’s many works. The Andy Warhol Museum is unique in that it is the largest museum catering to the art and archives of a single artist.
Warhol’s work challenged the differences between pop culture and fine art and created a movement that transformed the definition of contemporary art. Unlike other artists in his time, Warhol used mass-production methods to interpret his vision, which included self-portraits and celebrity-inspired pop art.
A resident of New York City, Adam Benowitz serves as the managing member of Vision Capital Advisors. He is also a co-founder of Converge Media Group. During his free time, Adam Benowitz enjoys collecting art and traveling to other major cities on the east coast, including Philadelphia, where he likes to explore his interest in art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is famous to many as the backdrop of Sylvester Stallone’s famous stair run in Rocky, but it is also one of the largest art museums in the United States with more than 227,000 objects. Additionally, the museum regularly brings in new exhibitions, such as the following:
Michael Snow: Photo-Centric – Arriving at the museum in February 2014, this exhibit offers a survey of Snow’s photography. It is the artist’s first solo exhibit in the United States since the 1970s.
Treasures from Korea – Opening in March 2014, this exhibit focuses on the art and culture from the Joseon dynasty, which lasted from 1392 to 1910.
Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love – Coming to the museum in April 2014, this collection showcases more than 80 of Kelly’s fashion designs.
More about the museum and upcoming exhibits is available at www.philamuseum.org.