Industry Experience: 25+ years of strategic finance experience working at startups & mature companies: branded media and hospitality/entertainment industries as well as regional professional services firms.
Notable Experience: Dynamic, strategic, operations minded leader who consistently successfully restructured finance & accounting divisions saving up to $2.5 mil in expenses while managing annual budgets of $70 mil to $2Bn
M&A/Turnaround: Seamlessly completed 6 business acquisitions and three joint ventures for one of the largest global entertainments companies.
Leadership Approach: Cross-Functional, servant leader with exceptional references from former managers and team members.
Education & Certifications: MBA and former CPA
Location: Boise, ID. Open to local & remote opportunities
Sanford Rose Associates® is comprised of an elite network of independently-owned executive search firms who provide personal service and undivided attention to our clients and candidates. Our affiliations with the International Executive Search Federation, Kaye/Bassman International, Next Level Exchange and Next Level Marketing Communications provide our clients a unique foundation that does not exist anywhere else in the search industry today.
Sanford Rose Associates is ranked as the 10th Largest U.S. Search Firm by Executive Search Review, demonstrating our ability to deliver the caliber of talent that our clients both require and deserve.
Over the past 60+ years, Sanford Rose Associates has maintained an exclusive network of offices who remain unparalleled in terms of professionalism, performance and service that exceeds our clients’ expectations.
“We engaged two firms for a dedicated, confidential search for a new Controller. Samantha far exceeded the more seasoned recruiter at the other firm. Not only were her candidates fully vetted, but she was also in communication with us every step of the way and was integral in assisting us with the final compensation negotiations.”
Mary S., investor in medical device servicing company.
“I’ve worked with Samantha within various different professional capacities over the last many years. I’ll never forget our first meeting together where she very quickly ascertained some needs I had in my staffing. She was able to, with her extensive network, recommend a perfect candidate for me, and all within our first meeting. I knew then that Samantha wasn’t like her peers in the field. She is a business partner, putting t he needs of her contacts as her primary end goal. This is what makes her great. As it turned out, the introduction she made was a perfect fit, and was outside of any referral agreement as my business didn’t support that model. When asked why she was so readily interested in facilitating the hire without any fee, she said, “I knew you would be as good of a fit for my candidate as the candidate was for you. That’s what is most important.” To this day I provide as many introductions to Samantha as I can.”
Scott S., SVP Commercial Banking Leader
“Samantha asks a lot more questions than most recruiters do, but that is ok. To me, this meant she was not going to try to fit me into a position I was not right for. Instead, she would keep a constant eye out for a new career opportunity that I would be excited about. In the meantime, she was very generous about ways to network and made several meaningful introductions within the industry.”
Matt G., COO natural foods company.
“When Samantha was our commercial banker, she spent a great deal of time to understand not only what we do but how we do it and why. Committed to getting our story right, resulted in whether our loans were approved or not. I can see where her previous experience in commercial banking is helping her in executive recruiting. She can articulate her client’s story to the right candidates while also presenting the candidates in the very best light possible.”
Dave L., Founder & President of an organic ingredients company
“Samantha is a natural connector and found me two positions over a 10-year period. She gets to the heart of the person and has a knack for knowing in which work environment and culture a professional will excel. Samantha is also great at tightening up resumes and helping with LinkedIn profiles. Her goal is to always present her candidates in the best light possible.”