Before joining Blue Heron Capital, Sam was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Breo International, a development company focused on real estate opportunities in southeastern Europe. Sam had previously worked as portfolio manager for New Vantage Group, a venture capital firm where he co-managed a portfolio of over $35 million and 35 early stage companies. Prior to joining New Vantage Group, Sam worked for Merrill Lynch’s Global Markets and Investment Banking Division. Sam has spent several years in the Ukraine and in Poland as a Peace Corps volunteer and a business consultant. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Cornell University School of Hospitality Management and earned his MBA at Georgetown University. Sam and his wife Maureen reside in Portland, Maine with their two sons Tommy and Sammy. Sam enjoys staying active with hockey, baseball, surfing, mountain biking, and also participating in triathlons and marathons. He is active with small business development initiatives in the State of Maine and emerging markets primarily in Haiti, Central America, and Eastern Europe.