Trellus CEO and Co-founder Adam Haber was recently interviewed by Long Beach Patch. In this Q&A, Adam discusses how Trellus’ Same-Day Local Delivery service is helping small companies compete with Amazon. The discussion also provides an overview of Adam’s background in venture capital and his passion for helping small businesses succeed.
Q&A: Adam Haber Is Helping Small Businesses Compete With Amazon
The Roslyn entrepreneur will give a talk on how local companies can thrive in the age of ecommerce at the Levittown Chamber of Commerce.
By Joseph Kellard
LEVITTOWN, NY – A business owner, entrepreneur, and financier who lives in Roslyn, Adam Haber is on a mission to help Long Island small businesses compete in the age of Amazon and big box stores.
Haber has established multiple businesses and created jobs, attracted capital and managed complex budgets throughout his multifaceted career, and in January 2021 he launched his latest venture, Trellus, a same-day delivery service and marketplace company that serves local businesses and customers.
For 22 years starting in 1987, Haber was a commodity options trader, working for firms such as CRT and Pioneer Futures, before establishing his own trading group in the 2000s. Today, he is a non-operating principal of ScanlanKemperBard, a Portland, Oregon-based commercial real estate merchant bank, and an angel investor who is a member of the Long Island Angel Network. He has also been a board member of various tech and consumer product startups, currenly including Halla, a grocery basket optimization company, and Green Zebra Grocery, a Portland-based farm-to-table grocery. Haber also owned three restaurants, including the former Lula in Mineola.
Entrepreneur Adam Haber in 2021 launched Trellus, a same-day delivery service and marketplace company, to help Long Island small businesses compete against the likes of Amazon and Walmart. (Adam Haber )
He has also worked in the municipal and non-profit spheres, including as director at the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) in 2015-2016, and as deputy chief of Economic Development and Government Efficiency from the Town of Hempstead in 2018-2019. He has served on the Board of Education in Roslyn School District (2009-2010) and currently sits on the board at Hagedorn Little Village School. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, he initiated Project Long Island, an organization that repaired more than 200 storm-damaged homes in Long Beach under the umbrella of a disaster relief organization.
Haber ran for the office of Nassau County executive in 2013 and a state senate seat in 2016.
Haber will deliver a talk “How Small Businesses Can Thrive in An E-Commerce World” at the Levittown Chamber of Commerce general meeting at VFW Hall, at 55 Hickory Ln., at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 16.
Patch sat down with Haber to discuss his new business, upcoming talk and career.
What is the most important point you would like your audience to take away from your upcoming talk?
Adam Haber: That there is help for them to compete against Amazon and big box e-commerce by competing on a level playing field with time to get their goods same-day within a couple of hours.
Describe your latest venture, Trellus, a same-day delivery service, and how it’s designed to help Long Island’s small businesses compete with e-commerce.
Haber: Trellus is an on-demand, same-day delivery service and marketplace that’s designed to drive new customers to local businesses and give them an alternative to shop local and get their goods quicker then they ever could anywhere else, as opposed to going to Amazon or purchasing online.
Read the full Q&A interview on Long Beach Patch.