Sam has worked in alternative credit space since he experienced how micro credit offered enterprising Zambians a sustainable path out of poverty. Since 2007, Sam
has promoted alternative credit across Africa, South America, Asia, the Caribbean and rural America with a variety of non-governmental organizations and the
United Nations. Sam was exposed to policy and government relations work while helping small business owners navigate state and federal regulatory requirements
at the Montana Community Development Corporation in Bozeman, MT. Before coming to Kabbage, Sam served as a special assistant to the Head of the United
Nations in Indonesia working on upstream policy development using “big data”, project financing, political affairs and bilateral diplomacy.
Sam is responsible for Kabbage’s interactions with state, federal and foreign governments and community development organizations. He covers issues ranging
from banking regulations to artificial intelligence, privacy, CRA, and corporate social responsibility.
Sam holds a degree in economics from Sewanee: The University of the South with a concentration in econometrics and finance. His favorite small business is
Calleva’s Liquid Adventures, a Maryland whitewater kayaking school.