Adam Hessler

Adam Hessler

Hessler has over two decades of experience representing technology companies and investors in venture capital transactions, offering efficient service with value added for his clients. He takes an approachable and practical business perspective when serving his clients.

Hessler’s presence adds another chapter to Wayward Pines and offers hope that life outside of Wayward Pines may still be possible.

Early Life and Education

After graduating college, Hessler joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to Fuling, a small city at the intersection of Wu and Yangtze rivers in Sichuan province. Despite its hardships and isolation, Hessler quickly fell in love with both his students and their families.

He quickly developed an affinity for the Chinese people he encountered at restaurants, businesses and neighborhoods across River Town. His experiences are recounted in River Town which remains widely read today.

At the penalty phase, a psychiatrist testified that Adams had experienced a chaotic upbringing due to his alcoholic father regularly abusing both mother and children as well as sexually abusing sons. Furthermore, this witness testified about Adams’ history of drug abuse.

Professional Career

Adam serves as Head of Drama at Reel One Entertainment, an international distribution and production studio. In this capacity he has assembled an array of high-profile series focused on drama; and is building up an important creative presence.

He has produced movies that have made an impactful mark at the box office, working with director-writers such as Jon M. Chu (CRAZY RICH ASIANS, IN THE HEIGHTS), Alex Hardcastle (2 upcoming films with him including SKIPPER JOHNSON STARRING VINCENT PRICE), and Matt Shakman (MURDER MOST WELCOME).

At his firm, Mr. Ping has advised private investment funds, M&A investors and corporate entities on capital raising transactions valued at more than $1 billion dollars.

Achievement and Honors

Adam Hessler made history at Freedom High School last year when he won two WPIAL cross country titles with 18:03. After improving nine spots from his freshman season to win this top title at 18:03, during spring track season Hessler ran both 1,600 and 3,200 meter races for their track team and also competed on their basketball team at Elgin Community College – being named both Skyway Conference and Region 4 MVP his junior year as well as being an outstanding baseball player at Kennedy High School.

Personal Life

Hessler is a Christian who practices his Catholic faith by following its spiritual traditions, such as daily rosary prayer and perpetual adoration sessions, as well as celebrating Mass on Sundays. Additionally, Hessler maintains a healthy diet and exercise regime.

Hessler has been running with Freedom since his freshman year, steadily progressing. As a freshman he placed 14th; as a sophomore he moved up nine spots; finally becoming Freedom’s first WPIAL cross country champion since 1976 last year.

Hessler was recently chosen to represent UNC Asheville at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday November 11. The Bulldog runners will join him for this top event from across the South region.

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