SAM Preccelerator Program Presents: Startup Superhero Series with Adam Nazar of ACD (f/k/a AutoClaims Direct)

26 January 2016

Please join Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP and CohnReznick LLP for this special invitation-only speaker session and networking event!

What is a startup superhero? Join us as Adam Nazar, Founder and CTO of ACD (f/k/a AutoClaims Direct), is interviewed by Matt Swider, US Mobile Editor for TechRadar, on the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and what it feels like to create a brand used by thousands of people.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
5:30-6:15pm – Networking
6:15-8:00pm – Fireside Chat with Adam Nazar

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
1453 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401



Matt Swider

Matt Swider is the Mobile Editor of, covering smartphones, wearables and car tech. He began writing about gadgets when we started his own video game news and reviews website at 14 back in 1999. He holds a Journalism degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Adam Nazar is a founder and CTO of ACD (f/k/a Autoclaims Direct), which under his tenure has grown into one of the largest claims technology & service companies in the industry with over 1,000 employees and contractors. ACD has been named to Inc. Magazines’ list of fastest growing private companies, the Deloitte’s Technology Fast-500, and the Red Herring Top 100 North America among others.  Adam has spent over 15 years serving as a CTO, investor, board member, and advisor to many Southern California companies. He is still an avid programmer and has developed software and technology solutions for numerous industries leading to successful private companies and multiple acquisitions.

A native of San Diego, Nazar got his start developing software at the age of 16 where he worked for HealthLine Systems on one of the first web-based management systems in the Health Care industry. At 19, Adam became a developer during the early formation of The Content Project, which became Schematic/POSSIBLE, a leading global creative agency. Nazar went on to co-found ACD at age 20 and became actively involved in the Los Angeles startup & tech community.  Adam holds a BS in Computer Engineering and Computer Science, and an MS in Computer Science, as well as an MBA from the University of Southern California, where he has also served as a part-time faculty member in the Viterbi School of Engineering.


About Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is a business law firm with robust corporate, public securities, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, intellectual property, brand protection and business litigation practice groups focusing on the representation of, among others, venture backed emerging growth companies, middle market public companies, large technology companies, entertainment and digital media companies, investors, venture capital funds, investment bankers and underwriters. The firm’s clients represent the full spectrum of Southern California business with a concentration in the technology, entertainment, videogame, apparel and medical device sectors. Our mission is to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business perspective. These principles are the hallmarks of our Firm. For more information, visit

About CohnReznick

CohnReznick LLP is one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today’s dynamic business environment demands. Headquartered in New York, NY, and with offices nationwide, CohnReznick serves a large number of diverse industries and offers specialized services for middle market and Fortune 1000 companies, private equity and financial services firms, government contractors, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. The Firm, with origins dating back to 1919, has more than 2,700 employees including nearly 300 partners and is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit