One night, a Leo Burnett creative director watched a program on his local PBS station that featured a video that Sam made about his high school senior class. The creative director liked the video and tracked Sam down to offer him a job. A freshman in school, Sam gratefully declined, but set about to work at Leo someday where he eventually began his career as a producer.
As both Producer & Director, Sam has helmed projects on 6 continents. In 2019, he won his 3rd Cannes Lion for a project he produced in Saudi Arabia for SC Johnson, Istanbul via Ogilvy Chicago.
Sam utilizes a broad set of skills to help clients and partners with a large variety of projects, in multiple capacities. His deep agency experience, combined with his production knowledge is a great asset, no matter the schedule or budget.