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Sam Madden VP of Finance

Sam joins Propeller with over 13 years of experience in finance, investing and entrepreneurship.

Sam began his career on Wall Street at Credit Suisse in the bank’s Global Industrials Services group. During his time in investment banking, he advised corporate clients on over $2 billion worth of M&A, LBO, and financing transactions.

After banking, Sam joined Highlight Capital, a $20 billion hedge fund, where he focused his time investing in high yield credit and distressed assets. He then joined MVR Capital as a portfolio manager, where he managed a book of long/short equities. During his time on the buyside, Sam researched and invested in public and private companies within a variety of industries including Media, Telecom, Paper/Packaging, Travel, Technology and Natural Resources.

Then in 2013, Sam made the entrepreneurial leap and became the co-founder of PocketSuite, a mobile SaaS and payments startup serving 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 B.A. in French and Political Science, and is a CFA charterholder.