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Sam Madden Senior Director of Finance

Sam joins Propeller with over a decade of experience in finance, investing and entrepreneurship.

Sam began his career in investment banking at Credit Suisse in the bank’s Global Industrials group. There, he spent over 2 years advising corporate clients on $2 billion worth of M&A, LBO and financing activities.

After banking, Sam then spent 5 years in investment management at Highland Capital and MVR Capital. During his time on the buyside, he managed portfolios of both high yield credit and public equities. He spent his time researching and investing in companies across their capital structures within a variety of industries including Media, Telecom, Paper/Packaging, Travel, Technology and Natural Resources.

Sam then left investing to become the co-founder of PocketSuite, a mobile SaaS and payments tool for small service businesses. There, he led things all growth, ops and finance related, helped grow the company from zero to thousands of paying customers, and raised venture capital from Y Combinator and other institutional and angel investors.

Sam graduated from Colgate University with a BA in French and Political Science, and is a CFA charterholder.