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GenXYZ 2015: Adam Burrows


The Superstar

Adam Burrows

33 | Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development

Adam Burrows led the team that rebranded HomeAdvisor, one of Colorado’s largest technology employers and the nation’s largest online marketplace connecting homeowners with home service providers. Burrows, the youngest person to hold status above vice president on HomeAdvisor’s 1,500-person team, played a major role in reinventing the company, formerly known as ServiceMagic, and redefining its portfolio from a leads-based business to a profitable subscription-based business.

Biggest achievement

“Being part of the team that’s turned HomeAdvisor around and taken it to the next level.”

Making an impact

“I’ve led our acquisitions and co-led the business model transition from leads-based to subscription-based. I’ve led all of our partnerships with other large brands to help cement our place as the dominant brand for finding a contractor.”

Role models

A composite of various people based on biographies and other reading.

“People who have an intellectual curiosity and a variety of experiences.”

Best advice

“Do whatever sounds interesting at the time. Don’t over think it. If something sounds interesting and fun, you’re going to execute to the best of your abilities and excel.”


Spending time with family, hiking, golf, tennis, yoga.

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Margaret Jackson

Margaret Jackson is an award-winning journalist who spent nearly 25 years in the newspaper industry, including seven years as a business reporter for The Denver Post covering residential and commercial real estate. She can be reached at myjackson7@gmail.com.

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