Chief Integration Officer | VP of Finance
Adam Escobar, Chief Integration Officer and VP of Finance is originally from Santa Rosa, California. A California native, Adam spent the beginning of his career in San Diego before moving to Arizona in 2005.
At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Adam received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Having a father as a CPA in northern California who he always looked up to, Adam was destined for a career in finance and accounting.
Adam spent the past six years working for three of the primary companies attributed with transforming the single-family rental home industry from being a private venture among individuals and small investment groups to a national platform of large companies traded on the NYSE.
As a start-up in 2013, Colony American Homes recruited Adam to setup an accounting structure that could efficiently operate tens of thousands of rental homes across the nation by using his past experience and passion for building scalable back-office operating models.
When Colony American Homes merged with Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust in 2016 to form Colony Starwood Homes, Adam oversaw the merger integration and worked with auditors to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Less than two years later, the newly formed company merged with Invitation Homes to create a company that owned more than 82,000 homes in 13 markets across the nation. The transition from just a few thousand homes in a private equity start-up to the publicly traded Invitation Homes REIT, was thrilling for Adam to be part of.
Adam continued as Vice President of Accounting for Invitation Homes and managed five reporting groups based in Dallas and Scottsdale consisting of two directors, a controller, nine managers, and over 40 support staff. Adam has been a member of the Institute of Management Accountants since 2008 and is a Certified Management Accountant.
When a friend told Adam about Willmeng, he was immediately drawn to the company’s values and initiatives. At Willmeng, Adam is responsible for implementing new accounting software to increase efficiency and productivity. As Willmeng continues to grow, Adam leads the charge in utilizing technology and building a lasting structure for years to come. Aligning with Adam’s personal core values of honesty and respect, he believes that the more he can involve others in projects at Willmeng, the stronger the overall team becomes. Respect and equality inside and outside of the company allows Adam to treat everyone fairly.
In his free time, you’ll find Adam spending time with his wife, Carolyn, and kids Logan, Brenden, and Tianna. He is currently teaching his sons to play baseball and develop their skills on the golf course. Between working on various house projects and picking up the guitar to jam with his daughter on the piano, Adam values staying connected to family and friends.