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Sam Reid, MBA

Sam Reid is a performance transformation specialist with expertise in talent management, lean process improvement, change management, top team development, organizational design, front-line capability building, and pre-investment organizational health assessment in the not-for-profit, high tech, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, GEM, media, and
construction industries.

Prior to joining Mobius, Sam spit his experience fairly evenly between Operations and Organization work. He developed his Organization expertise by consulting within McKinsey & Company’s Organization Practice and Deloitte’s Human Capital Practice, designing and launching a nationally ranked talent development program, and serving clients as an Executive Coach. Sam developed his Operations expertise through managing over $50M in biotech and high tech construction projects and through managing the Asian investment portfolio for an IFC-backed social venture capital fund.

Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Sam served as a Portfolio Manager for the Grassroots Business Fund (GBF), sourcing, investing in, and managing a wide variety of agricultural, mobile banking, and lighting technology companies in India, Kenya, Zambia, and Indonesia.

Prior to joining the GBF, Sam guided Indian NGO’s through the process of carving out for-profit operations for outside investment as an International Business Advisor for the MBA Enterprise Corps, focused on technology company re-organizations as a Human Capital Consultant with Deloitte, and managed a wide variety of biotech and high tech construction projects with DPR Construction.

Sam has also volunteered with Hands On Disaster Response in Thailand after the Tsunami, in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, and in Peru after the 2008 earthquake. He holds a Bachelors degree in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at
the University of Southern California.

While at Marshall, Sam co-founded the Marshall Honor Committee, quadrupled the membership of Net Impact, supported the launch of the Society & Business Lab, and was awarded the Order or Arete, USC’s highest honor for graduate student leadership.

He and his wife Emily live in Minneapolis are optimistic that someday they’ll find a place to live that provides both Southern California-quality sun and Minnesota-quality cross country skiing. Recommendations are welcome.