The 30,000 Foot View: 2020 Was a Year Without Precedent

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Our COO reflects on this past year, looks ahead to the exciting things on the horizon, and introduces the launch of our new monthly blog series.  

2020 was a year without precedent and the impacts on FCS, our employees, and our clients are still being felt. For FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) and ADEC Innovations ESG, it has been a time of solidifying our presence in the industry, reframing challenges as opportunities, and doubling down on our capabilities and strengths.  

We have a unique opportunity to lean into the uncertainty and learn from these critical challenges while designing a more sustainable path for the future. With a willingness to listen, learn, and collaborate, we are successfully navigating through it together. We have quickly and seamlessly reshaped how we work, communicate, and socialize, developing a more flexible and more employee-oriented culture that places us in a more resilient position. 

One of the new ways we will be more effective in communication to our teams is through a monthly internal newsletter. Rather than sending multiple emails every month, we opted to consolidate communications, tools, and updates into a one stop shop — so our employees do not have to search for the information they need. 

In closing, as we look ahead to the remainder of this year, we are excited to increase our virtual connections with each other and our industry presence while continuing this spirit of reinvention and innovation — and the continued health, growth, and prosperity of our teams. 


Interested in joining our collaborative team at FCS? We are always on the lookout for sharp, energetic team members excited to share their ideas and make an impact.  

Check out our current career opportunities to learn more.  

About the author

Patrick Schultz

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Patrick is responsible for working collaboratively across all FCS operations and business units to deliver outstanding services and products to our clients worldwide. With over 25 years’ experience in operations management, process improvement and project management, Patrick most recently joins FCS from First American Corporation, where he was the Vice President of Strategy, responsible for management and oversight of over $40 million in capital projects. Prior to that, Patrick held positions including Divisional Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Business Development at First American.

Patrick is a native of Washington state and now resides in Orange County, California. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

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