Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski) is the CEO/founder of OpenTheBooks.com.
Before dedicating his life to public service, Adam cofounded HomePages Directories, a $20 million publishing company (1997-2007).
His works have been featured on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, C-SPAN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, Fox News, National Public Radio (NPR), Forbes, and many other national media.
The Andrzejewski/OpenTheBooks investigation into congressional corruption is featured in an early 2021 episode of CNBC’s American Greed.
Today, OpenTheBooks.com is the largest private repository of U.S. public-sector spending. Mission: post "every dime, online, in real time."
In 2020, OpenTheBooks.com filed 40,000 Freedom of Information Act requests and successfully captured $6 trillion in government spending, including all federal spending, 49 out of 50 state checkbooks, and 23 million individual public salary and pension records.
The group's aggressive transparency and forensic auditing of government spending has led to the assembly of grand juries, indictments, and successful prosecutions; congressional briefings, hearings, and subpoenas; Government Accountability Office (GAO) audits; Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports; federal legislation; and much more.
The President's Budget To Congress FY2021 featured two OpenTheBooks oversight reports. The budget cited the organization by name, bullet-pointed their findings, and footnoted/hyperlinked to their reports.
Andrzejewski has spoken at the Columbia School of Journalism, Harvard Law School, as well as, Georgetown, and George Washington law schools regarding big data journalism. As a senior policy contributor at Forbes, Adam has 12+ million pageviews on 156 published investigations.
Andrzejewski’s presentation to the Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Naples, Florida on 2/20/20 has received 2.3+ million views on YouTube.
A member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Andrzejewski attended the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2017 and 2018.
Andrzejewski lives in Hinsdale, Illinois with his wife Kerry and three daughters. He is a lector at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church and has finished the Chicago Marathon six times (PR 4:02 in 2019).
Updated February 2021