About Us

The Faces Behind elev

PARTNERS:

Adam Spencer

Managing Partner
Adam serves as Founder and Managing Partner of elev8 Advisors Group. With a deeply rooted past of nearly 25 years of experience in Financial Services and Payments. Prior to creating elev8; Adam enjoyed a highly rewarding and regarded path to success at both JP Morgan Chase, & BBVA.

Adam served in Sr. Executive & Global Leadership positions spanning North America, Latin America, Turkey and Spain. Adam is widely regarded within as a Payments industry expert, and has helped raise over $200 million dollars in private equity and venture capital. Adam’s strategic thinking and global views will help guide the client-centric focus of the elev8 team.

Aaron Slominski

Senior Partner
A twenty plus year proven leader with a strong track record, and diverse background including building and leading top flight revenue producers and thought leaders. Aaron leverages his leadership skills and his background in Private Equity and Venture Capital to provide best-in-class industry expertise for his clients’ benefit. Aaron has also led or been a part of multiple different million-dollar + exits during his entrepreneurial life.

As a Senior Partner in elev8, Aaron steers the firms’ various projects, and support teams while driving to broaden the Group’s Global footprint. Above all Aaron is passionate around providing elev8’s partners and clients with world-class service.

Adam Spencer

Managing Partner
Adam serves as Founder and Managing Partner of elev8 Advisors Group. With a deeply rooted past of nearly 25 years of experience in Financial Services and Payments. Prior to creating elev8; Adam enjoyed a highly rewarding and regarded path to success at both JP Morgan Chase, & BBVA.
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Aaron Slominski

Senior Partner
A twenty plus year proven leader with a strong track record, and diverse background including building and leading top flight revenue producers and thought leaders. Aaron leverages his leadership skills and his background in Private Equity and Venture Capital to provide best-in-class industry expertise for his clients’ benefit.
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Leadership Team:

Shandi Shaw

Senior Project Advisor
Shandi has a 20+ year diverse professional background that has provided her with leadership, operations and project management experience in several industries. Additionally, she leverages her insights and experiences as a small business owner to provide a balanced perspective. She also utilizes her logical thinking ability and problem solving skills to maneuver through complex issues and deliver executable strategies for her team, clients and partners. She is meticulous and holds herself as well as others around her accountable and to a high standard of work product. At elev8 she is the glue and her passion and extraordinary commitment to the success of her clients and team shines through in every aspect of her work. She takes pride in her commitment to continued personal and professional growth every day and her desire to help others do the same. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Colorado and currently resides in Largo, Florida (the greater Tampa Bay area).

Kristen Spencer

Senior Marketing Partner
Kristen brings to the team 15+ years of licensed insurance and Financial Services sales and marketing experience, 8 yrs as a small business owner of Sweet P Designs and 10+ years of digital & graphic design experience building brands, adoption, and social identities. Her professional experience working for “big box brands” include Progressive Insurance, JPMorgan Chase, & Archivers Design Group.

Shandi Shaw

Senior Project Advisor
Shandi has a 20+ year diverse professional background that has provided her with leadership, operations and project management experience in several industries. Additionally, she leverages her insights and experiences as a small business owner to provide a balanced perspective.
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Kristen Spencer

Senior Marketing Partner
Kristen brings to the team 15+ years of licensed insurance and Financial Services sales and marketing experience, 8 yrs as a small business owner of Sweet P Designs and 10+ years of digital & graphic design experience building brands, adoption, and social identities. Her professional experience working for “big box brands” include Progressive Insurance, JPMorgan Chase, & Archivers Design Group.

Client Support Team:

Our dynamic support team is a group of energetic, creative, and knowledgeable individuals who collectively have extensive professional experience within Payments and Banking. Each team member brings a unique perspective due to their individual real world experiences. Our positive team members are eager to provide you a personalized experience!

Bryce
Sales Executive
Destiny
Executive Administrative Assistant
Jarred
Project Advisor
Jessica
Director of Credit Servicing
Scott “Hitch”
National Sales Manager
Zack
Project Advisor

Associations:

Our Story

elev8 was formed to bring the market a collective and new approach to financial consulting services. We have come together through many industry disciplines, with relevant practical experiences, diverse sales cultures, and most important…market proven leadership and results. We view ourselves as the missing piece in your journey to future successes, and as partners who are invested in you fulfilling that dream, not just consultants checking a box. We aim to be a conduit for established institutional partners to marry into the financial system disruptors in order to create the new financial market of tomorrow. We are here to help serve the financial services industry #elev8withus!

elev8 was formed to bring the market a collective and new approach to in financial consulting services. We have come together through many financial industry disciplines, all with relevant practical experiences, diverse sales cultures, and most important…market proven leadership and result. We view ourselves as the missing piece in your journey to future successes. And as partners who are invested in you fulfilling that dream, not just consultants checking a box. We aim to be a conduit to be a conduit for established institutional partners to marry into the financial system disruptors in order to create the new financial market of tomorrow. We are here to help serve the financial services industry #elev8withus!

Our Culture

elev8’s founding and Managing Partner; Adam Spencer’s motto of, “winning alone is not winning” is the foundation elev8 is built around, and it shapes everything we do. Through this, a culture has been created where mutual respect and a true family feel are present not only among the internal team, but with our external partners as well. No one works “for” anyone, everyone works “with” each other. The saying, “if you take care of your team, they will take care of your clients” rings true in our organization.

We live through a set of demonstrable and actionable items that can be seen in our work. We believe these items also illustrate our commitment to validating our work through creating success for our partners:

Do Everything With Integrity

Always Deliver Focused Engagement

Be Market Relevant

Be Creative

Deliver Your Experience in Passionate Ways

Don’t be Afraid to be Bold

BE SOMEONE

We would love to hear about your business goals. Let elev help guide your business into the future!
Adam Spencer
Managing Partner

Adam serves as Founder and Managing Partner of elev8 Advisors Group. With a deeply rooted past of nearly 25 years of experience in Financial Services and Payments. Prior to creating elev8; Adam enjoyed a highly rewarding and regarded path to success at both JP Morgan Chase, & BBVA. Adam served in Sr. Executive & Global Leadership positions spanning North America, Latin America, Turkey and Spain. Adam is widely regarded within as a Payments industry expert, and has helped raise over $200 million dollars in private equity and venture capital. Adam’s strategic thinking and global views will help guide the client-centric focus of the elev8 team.

Aaron Slominski
Senior Partner

A twenty plus year proven leader with a strong track record, and diverse background including building and leading top flight revenue producers and thought leaders. Aaron leverages his leadership skills and his background in Private Equity and Venture Capital to provide best-in-class industry expertise for his clients’ benefit. Aaron has also led or been a part of multiple different million-dollar + exits during his entrepreneurial life. As a Senior Partner in elev8, Aaron steers the firms’ various projects, and support teams while driving to broaden the Group’s Global footprint. Above all Aaron is passionate around providing elev8’s partners and clients with world-class service.

Shandi Shaw
Senior Project Advisor

Shandi has a 20+ year diverse professional background that has provided her with leadership, operations and project management experience in several industries. Additionally, she leverages her insights and experiences as a small business owner to provide a balanced perspective. She also utilizes her logical thinking ability and problem solving skills to maneuver through complex issues and deliver executable strategies for her team, clients and partners. She is meticulous and holds herself as well as others around her accountable and to a high standard of work product. At elev8 she is the glue and her passion and extraordinary commitment to the success of her clients and team shines through in every aspect of her work. She takes pride in her commitment to continued personal and professional growth every day and her desire to help others do the same. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Colorado and currently resides in Largo, Florida (the greater Tampa Bay area).