Charles Adaway, President & CEO of Adaway & Associates, is a graduate of the Jones School of Business at Rice University with a Certification in Executive Development. He has over 25 years experience in the Telecommunications, Industrial and Environmental Services industries. He has held senior executive positions at Hydro-Chem Services, Inc. and EnClean, Inc. as a Sr. VP. in both HR and Operations. His career has included businesses of various sizes including, Fortune 500 Company AT&T, and 1500 employee companies Hydro-Chem Services and EnClean, Inc. He is a trusted advisor with extensive experience working with CEO’s and Executive Boards serving on both Hydro-Chem Inc. and EnClean Inc’s Boards. He served in several professional organizations including President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of ASSE.
In addition, Charles has been active in his community, serving on the Ft. Bend YMCA Board, as well as being a member of the Oyster Creek Rotary and the Sugar Land Exchange Clubs. As result of his involvement in the community, Charles possesses in-depth knowledge, and valuable insight, into how non-profits work. Charles has also been active in his church SLFUMC, serving on the leadership team in numerous positions.
Abbie L. Adaway, SVP and COO of Adaway & Associates, is a graduate from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A in Finance. She has over 16 years of experience in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) & workflow management consulting, IT Business & Systems Analysis, IT and Business process modeling & engineering (including Six Sigma), IT governance, and creation and customization of Requirements Management and Software Development Lifecycle programs and methodologies. Her experience spans multiple industries including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Cybersecurity and IT/Management Consulting.
Abbie has held VP positions at Wells Fargo & Co and National City Bank (now PNC). While at Wells Fargo & Co, she selected to participate in the corporate leadership program and was awarded Top Sales & Service Performer (2010) for the Internet Services Group. At National City Bank she was selected as part of a team, by the CIO, to develop and rollout an IT-wide requirements management program, incorporating elements of Six Sigma the Rational Unified Process (RUP); was nominated and awarded Corporate Winner for Efficiencies Improvement. Additionally, she serves as interim COO, co-founder, and Board member for Sikernes Risk Management, Inc., a cybersecurity technology start-up company founded in 2011.
Ms. Adaway has managed individuals, vendors, IT governance and requirements management programs, coached and mentored individuals and managers, and developed and delivered custom training curricula. She is a highly regarded business professional, consultant and thought leader, skilled at working with the backend operations groups, including the CEO/CIO of fortune 500 companies. She has a proven track record of delivering comprehensive, efficient, and robust solutions for business and operational challenges.
The Partners at Adaway & Associates possess extensive experience in the field of human resources, individual development plans, team development, management development, leadership principles and business management practices. The leadership team members are fully qualified to provide invaluable assistance in identifying human capital solutions enhancing the profitability, productivity of their client’s organizations.
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