Adam Braz is in his fourth season as technical director, after being named to the position on November 24, 2014. He previously served as team manager for three years, between 2011 and 2013, after retiring as a player.
Reporting to the president, Braz manages the salary cap, contract and transfer negotiations, strategic planning, and operating budget of the first team. He oversees the soccer operations of the first team, including management of the technical staff. He works with head coach Rémi Garde on assembling the first team roster and is also responsible for overseeing the Montreal Impact Academy.
Braz originally joined the club’s technical staff on March 14, 2011, following a nine-year professional career as a player, including seven as a member of the Impact.
Braz played 145 career regular season games with the Impact, 121 of those as a starter, for a total of 10,849 minutes. He helped the Impact win two regular season titles in 2005 and 2006. He finished his career as one of the Impact’s top 10 leaders for games played, games started and minutes played.
Braz also played 25 games in 2003 with Swedish club Vasteras SK, in the second division, and was also one of the first players to join MLS expansion side Toronto FC in 2007, appearing in 13 games.
On the international stage, Braz represented Canada at all age levels: U17, U20, U23 and senior. With the senior team, he played a total of 12 games between 2004 and 2007, most notably suiting up for the 2005 and 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Braz, a native of Montreal, attended the business schools of St. John’s University in New York and Fairfield University in Connecticut.