As the CEO, Sam has spent the last 30+ years turning around and growing companies. Sam has completed 20 turnarounds and created at least $450 million of value in companies with annual revenues ranging from $35 million to $200 million in (1) specialty manufacturing businesses including aerospace, branded consumer products, industrial products, iron castings, automotive components, building products, industrial electronics, and (2) service businesses including direct marketing, healthcare, newsletter publishing, enterprise software, computer training, and call center hardware and software.
As an Executive Chairman, Operating Partner for a private equity firm, and/or CEO advisor, Sam has successfully completed more than two dozen engagements with the specific objectives of increasing revenue and EBITDA.
Sam was a director of six private equity sponsored companies and one publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ. Currently serves one on board.
Sam is a public speaker and enjoys training and mentoring CEOs. He has developed and delivered weekend workshops for CEOs on the "Art & Science of Running a Business," and on issues that companies face during the various phases of their lifecycles.
Sam also authored and published a book entitled "Business is Hard - - Failure is Optional". This is a book that provides answers and guidance in addressing a CEO's many choices and challenges.
Sam has an MBA from the University of Southern California (USC), a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School and is a non-active member of the California Bar.