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Adam Holyk

Adam Holyk

Adjunct Lecturer

Adam Holyk is a senior-level strategy and marketing executive, advisor and educator with extensive experience leading transformational change across consumer and healthcare businesses.

Most recently, Holyk led strategy and development for Walgreens, identifying new opportunities and prioritizing investments. Prior to leading strategy, he served as Chief Marketing Officer, where he had responsibility for Walgreens marketing, creative, digital and brand strategy. Holyk’s team successfully repositioned Walgreens’ iconic 100 year-old brand and was recognized as one of the “most loved brands in America.” Holyk joined Walgreens in 2011 and launched the largest consumer loyalty program in the United States and built the company’s data analytics capabilities. Earlier he also led corporate strategy focused on healthcare partnerships.

Prior to Walgreens, he was vice president for dunnhumby, a leading data science and marketing consultancy based in New York. Earlier, he served as vice president for Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto, managing its loyalty program and customer marketing. Holyk started his career at Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest food distributor.

He is currently an executive in residence at Matter, a leading global healthcare incubator based in Chicago.

Holyk holds a Master of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business. He earned his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph.