After 6 years in Chicago launching a Technology Practice for a boutique retained search firm, Sam joined SPMB’s Colorado team in 2017 and has since partnered with clients ranging from early stage, VC-funded startups to larger, growth stage companies, focusing exclusively on emerging markets in the Mountain West and Midwest.
Since joining SPMB, Sam has launched the firm’s footprint in geographies like Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Bozeman, Phoenix, Edmonton, and Toronto, while continuing to work with clients in Denver/Boulder, Austin, Salt Lake City, and more. Sam and her team have successfully relocated dozens of candidates from San Francisco and New York to the Central US.
Sam earned her B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Having grown up in the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate NY, Sam feels at home in Boulder with her husband and Border Collie. In her free time, Sam loves to hike, bike, backpack, backcountry ski, and mountaineer. She’s climbed 38 of Colorado’s 53 ranked 14ers, and dozens of 13ers.
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What are your favorite books/movies?
The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. The Godfather (1&2).
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
I have so much left to discover in our beautiful country, starting with my (now) home state of Colorado. I’ve climbed about 10 of our 58 14ers, so continuing to tackle those and, in doing so, visiting many of Colorado’s small mountain towns, will keep me busy for a while.
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m an introvert. It works in Executive Search– I love to listen first and foremost, then speak.