Sam is a vice president in Oliver Wyman’s Rail Practice.
He has a wealth of industry experience, having worked extensively in field operations and across leadership functions, including service design, technology, strategy, finance, engineering, and marketing.
He has guided railroaders of significant sizes to successfully navigate natural disasters, transportation incidents, and service challenges. His contributions have resulted in remarkable achievements for units transported, revenue generated, and overall profitability. Sam believes harnessing the team's combined strengths is essential to achieving successful outcomes.
Early in my career, I had to learn the hard way that the most important duty of a leader is to identify your talent, give them direction, support them, and let them deliver. I haven’t enjoyed any success that wasn’t shared by a dedicated team
Sam graduated from Stanford University in 1994 and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2013. He was also a former research fellow of the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington DC. Sam has been active in a homeless shelter organization in Fort Worth TX and is a member of the National Geographic Grosvenor Council.
Outside of work, Sam spends a lot of time involved in his two daughters’ hobbies: equestrian show events for his older daughter and dance competitions for his younger one. The family of four loves to snow ski, chase around their two German shepherds, and travel around the globe to experience new cultures.