Adam is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing middle-market private credit investments. He has worked on various transactions such as Ontivity (formerly Enertech Holdings), International Language Academy of Canada and Precision Concepts.
Adam is part of Client Wealth Management team, offering advice to high net worth individuals and institutions on portfolio strategy and asset allocation. A graduate from Richard Ivey School of Business at University of Western Ontario.
Early Life and Education
After one minor league season, Shantz signed with the A’s. He convinced them to sign his younger brother Billy – a catcher – so he wouldn’t feel lonely playing in Lincoln. Though Billy was sent down to Class-C ball, his loneliness soon dissipated when he met Shirley Vogel from Lincoln whom he married a year later.
Adam Schantz was an active community member during his time in Dayton. He invested in various downtown properties while breeding trotting horses for racing at his race track between his and Irving streets. Adam loved trees so much he replaced those cut down for the track by planting 2,600 along Spring Grove, Sorrento and Volusia Avenues; additionally he established Lily Water purified water company.
Shantz (5-feet-6 inch) was initially thought to be too short (5-6 inch) for major-league pitching; however, one scout saw something special in him and persuaded the Yankees to sign him as one of Casey Stengel’s go-to relievers.
In 1957, Shantz launched an impressive nine-win streak that helped the Yankees advance into first place. That year he also earned All-Star selection but did not participate in any games.
Adam currently serves as Managing Director for ONCAP Investment Fund and oversees their efforts in the Services sector, while serving on boards for Wealth Enhancement Group, OneDigital and Convex Group. In addition, Adam holds a Chartered Financial Analyst certification as well as an Honors Business Administration degree from Richard Ivey School of Business.
Achievement and Honors
He started for coach Joel Heman at Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri for three consecutive years and earned first-team all-state selections in both baseball and football… Redshirted the 2012 season… Started all 12 games as left guard with an astounding 97% assignment grade rating… Received AD Honor Roll recognition during spring 2013.
As a freshman, Shantz played every game but one, earning a 96 percent assignment grade and 53 knockdown blocks, helping MSU’s offense average 180.7 yards per game for second best in MVFC. Earned honorable mention All-MFC recognition. Also named to AD Honor Roll in spring 2012. Majoring in Sport Management.
Schantz was an esteemed businessman. In Dayton he owned both a butcher shop and brewery as well as a water purification plant; additionally he patented his own brand of water called Lily Water which he sold to breweries as well as offices buildings and manufacturing plants located throughout Downtown Dayton.
At that year’s All-Star Game in Philadelphia, he struck out Whitey Lockman looking and Jackie Robinson and Stan Musial swinging, before rain washed out the remainder of the game.
Shantz was traded to the Yankees before 1957’s season began and intended to serve as a starter, however in Game Two of the World Series his opponent Lew Burdette defeated him after left fielder Wes Coates dropped a bloop single by Wes Coates that resulted in Wes’ dropping an infield single by Wes Coates resulting in Wes dropping it and leaving Coates unprotected on a grounder by left-fielder Wes Coates and leaving Shantz unable to start another game until May 23 when Jim Ewell wrapped steam-heated pads around his arm between innings to keep it from stiffening up against stiffening from stiffening up.
Adam serves on the Onex Partners Investment Committee and oversees their efforts in the Financial Services sector. Currently he sits on the boards of Wealth Enhancement Group, OneDigital and Convex Group – as well as being involved with investments for Newport Healthcare, Sedgwick & JELD-WEN by Onex Partners.
From Centennial, Colorado, Shantz attended Cherry Creek High School where he excelled at baseball and football before enrolling at Florida International University to pursue a degree in Sport Management.