Ross Adler graduated from NYU in 2004 with a degree in Finance and Accounting. After working as a consultant for Price Waterhouse Coppers and Steven Halls & Partners, Ross joined his father’s business, Adler Windows.
Ross had a vision to expand the company’s customer database while maintaining their highly reputable reputation for five star service and quality. In both 2014 and 2015 Adler Windows was recognized by Inc 5000 as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in America.
When did you join Adler Windows: April 2007
Describe what a normal day is like for you at Adler Windows?
Hectic, stressful and a lot of fun. I joke and say that Adler Windows is a 30 year old startup. Our growth is fueled by new team members, new organizational roles, great clients and cool projects. Days are spent supporting our existing staff, identifying and recruiting new talent, identifying interesting sales opportunities and designing solutions for our clients.
What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?
Working with a team of aligned project stakeholders and executing great work. I find that a project’s outcome is truly contingent on the entire team; owner, contractor, architect, designer, and sub-contractor. When a project team is aligned the work is great and it’s a lot of fun.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Building our team. Being the 13th employee of Adler Windows in 2007, I would have never imagined growing our organization to over 70 employees today. We have truly built something special at Adler Windows.
What is your favorite thing about New York City?
Every block brings a new adventure, and I learn something new and exciting about NYC every day.
Where is your favorite place in New York City?
Washington Square Park. Besides being the place I fell in love with my wife, I find it to be a true intersection of what makes NYC great. A green space and fountain set in the middle of NYC with street performers, dog walkers, students, residents, tourists, a monument, and the smell of dirty water dogs and halal food in the background.
What is an interesting fact about you that may surprise people?
I am a published poet. In 3rd grade, we learned about poetry and our assignment was to write a poem. My poem was eventually submitted and published. I ended on a high note as that was the end of my poetry career.