Published on February 14th, 2018 | by Brandon H0
Adam Cohen, CEO of the Bellesoma Method
Over the course of an entrepreneurial career that stretches back 25 years, Adam Cohen has earned a reputation as a visionary with a diverse skill set that sets him apart from his C-Suite peers. Mr. Cohen now brings this unique skill set to his role as CEO with The Bellesoma Method, a medical technology company with headquarters in the Greater Chicago Area.
As a longtime resident of the Midwest — Mr. Cohen holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as well as an undergraduate degree in business administration and management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — the Bellesoma Method CEO is grateful for the opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits made available through a thriving Chicago business community.
What are some things that you love?
For starters, I love living and working in the Chicago area, and I’ve long argued — despite the objections of those living in one of the coastal cities — that there is no better place to live and work than the Midwest, with Chicago being one of the region’s crown jewels. I also love the responsibility of leading a company like the Bellesoma Method, which is poised to do so much good for so many people.
What’s your favorite type of food?
My favorite type of food? Living in the Chicago area, it’s got to be the local cuisine, right? Whether it’s our famous deep dish pizza, traditional Polish cuisine, or some of the lesser-known but equally great culinary traditions, it’s impossible to get tired of the food options available to us who are wise enough to live in the area.
What do you wish you knew before starting a business?
I’ve always used my work ethic to my advantage, but early on I definitely tried to do too much. Although I eventually learned about the law of diminishing returns through firsthand experience, it would have been much better if I knew right from the start that taking some time off or taking a step back could actually make you more productive than constantly trying to just keep your nose to the grindstone or refusing to relent to the point of exhaustion.
What is your favorite thing about working in your industry?
There is so much about the fields of science and technology that I just find fascinating, and our company has worked to create innovative methods for combining the two in ways that deliver tangible, real-world benefits for patients undergoing certain surgical procedures. As a company, we are committed to using our medical expertise along with cutting-edge computer-aided software to ensure patients have access to a surgical procedure that will yield the best possible outcome.
What are you most proud of?
While I’m proud of my success as an entrepreneur and an executive, I’m most proud of what that success has allowed me to do in terms of giving back to the community. There are so many important causes and programs I’m able to support because of my professional success, and, as a company, we’re able to create programs that support so many worthy causes. The scholarship we recently founded is a perfect example of this, as our success has allowed us to offer financial support to an outstanding student who may not have otherwise been able to afford the cost of attending an institution of higher learning.