Who is Adelfos?

We love to look at what is, and then envision what can be.

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We’re a future-focused visionary partnership.

Where change is overdue, we examine the complexities of the business problem and analyze existing practices to isolate areas ripe for transformation.

Then we build a solution designed to make life easier for business professionals and create partnerships to actualize that solution.

Adelfos develops new capabilities and architectures, new business models, new delivery platforms, and new industry structures that solve real life business problems and maximize market impact.

Innovation demonstrated.

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The team making it all work.

Our founding partners bring a wealth of experience, a serving demeanor, and an entrepreneurial outlook to the development and delivery of next-generation technologies designed to advance future strategy grounded in present practical application.

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Barry Vines

FOUNDING PARTNER

A gifted business strategist and seasoned entrepreneur, Barry currently serves as managing director for one of the top ten executive search firms in the world, has founded and served in chief executive and board roles for numerous entrepreneurial ventures and technology-based startups impacting a diversity of industry sectors, and is an investor in one of Seattle’s progressive cloud-based software companies. Barry brings a rich history of experience and expertise serving in major corporate, business and client-focused environments including global telecommunications giants, premier healthcare systems, enterprise network service providers, and multinational computer software corporations such as Microsoft, AT&T, Memorex Telex, Computer Associates, and Cisco Systems. Barry has a degree in mathematics from Birmingham Southern. In his spare time Barry is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast, having recently been chosen to participate in the 2014 NCAA Inclusion and Leadership Development Roundtable.

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Ed McCracken

FOUNDING PARTNER

With a background as chief clinical officer and healthcare executive in major, multi-hospital systems for more than two decades, Ed is a trusted consultant to a cadre of the nation’s select integrated healthcare delivery systems, academic medical centers, hospital networks and hospitals. As president of national healthcare practice and executive committee chairperson for a top ranked executive search firm, Ed specializes in Board, CEO, C-Suite & Senior Executive succession planning. Ed earned his masters and bachelor’s degrees in healthcare disciplines at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is a member of L.R. Jordan Healthcare Management Society and has served on various leadership committees and elected positions within industry associations. In addition to ADELFOS, Ed is involved in various entrepreneurial ventures and business startups as a founder and investor. Ed’s outside interests include history/ancestry, travel, collecting unique artifacts, and spending time with family and friends.

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Kevin Arvin

FOUNDING PARTNER

As managing partner and chief marketing officer for a leadership consulting firm serving premier clients across the U.S., Kevin brings expertise in marketing strategies/communications, talent acquisition, executive coaching, and business operations. Formerly executive sales & marketing leader and human resources administrator for one of the largest technology training enterprises in the world, Kevin sits on the board of advisors for Practiced Strategies, Inc., a development enterprise that harnesses the power of the cloud to develop next-generation technology solutions. Kevin earned degrees from Alabama Christian/Faulkner University and Lipscomb University with an emphasis on communications and ministry. Kevin’s outside interests include singing, songwriting, playing guitar and other acoustic instruments; serving in various roles for his local church community; and hanging out with three terrific grandkids.

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Jason McCracken

FOUNDING PARTNER

After years studying history and philosophy, Jason’s world revolves around ideas. A 2015 “Top 40 Under 40” honoree by the Birmingham (AL) Business Journal, Jason has been an entrepreneur from his 20’s, owning some kind of business ever since, mostly tech related. Jason is founder and president of MC2 Development Team, providing IT solutions to a broad array of clients. In addition to his partnership in ADELFOS, Jason is a founding partner in MobileTherm, a company focused on developing hardware solutions across a number of platforms. Jason has also turned his passion for travel and photography into a business opportunity, creating a tour company, Mwendo Adventures, that leads safari tours throughout east-central Africa, and also provides support to the efforts of Valley of Tumaini Children's Home in Kenya. Jason earned his bachelor’s degree from UAB. He is a volunteer firefighter and loves to paint, play the piano and spend time with his daughter.

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Will McCracken

FOUNDING PARTNER

Will is highly skilled in business operations and delivering flawless client experience, with project management expertise in human capital/HR, executive search and technology development initiatives. Providing invaluable design and conceptualization groundwork for ADELFOS’ business ventures and development projects, Will’s breadth of creativity stems from his considerable experience as a touring musician, longtime professional percussionist and songwriter/composer, having interned at Columbia Records and worked at RCA Records early in his career. Will holds degrees in Business Administration/Music Business, and the Masters in Human Resources Management, with related HR industry certifications. Check out Will’s thoughts on relevant human capital trends and topics at hrpragmatism.com; follow him at twitter.com/WillHMcCracken.