I worked with Samuel for over 3 years as he put together marketing plans and campaigns for the web based products my department developed. He also managed a year long project with extensive internal and external branding effort as well as shift in marketing and an internal structure redesign. His leadership and project management skills enabled our products to be launched on schedule. He was able to work with difficult managers and manage large projects that required tasking his peers and his superiors.

Peg Bubon

Director of I.T., PCTS, Inc.


  • President, First Corporate Solutions, Sacramento, CA
  • Chief Marketing Officer, First Corporate Solutions, Sacramento, CA
  • Vice President of Corporate Development & Marketing, First Corporate Solutions, Sacramento, CA
  • Vice President of Marketing & Creative Services, First Corporate Solutions, Sacramento, CA
  • Director of Marketing, First Corporate Solutions, Sacramento, CA
  • Marketing Manager, Pacific Corporate and Title Services, Sacramento, CA
  • Marketing Coordinator/Event Planner Interim, UW Career Services, Madison, WI
  • Consultant/Founder, HON Marketing + Design, Sacramento, CA
  • Founder, Career Development Association, Madison, WI
  • Promotion Executive, The Daily Cardinal, Madison, WI
  • Advertising and Design Director, Career Planner Production, Madison, WI
  • Marketing and Publicity Intern, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI
  • Marketing and PR Representative, Bradley Fish Foundation, Madison, WI
  • Advertising Intern, Maintain Magazine, Madison, WI
  • Public Relations Coordinator, Wisconsin Union Directorate, Madison, WI


Professional Affiliations (Present and Past)

  • Advisor / Past-President, American Advertising Federation – Sacramento
  • Creative Chair / Communications Committee, Metro Edge, Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice President, American Advertising Federation – Sacramento
  • Board of Directors, American Advertising Federation – Sacramento
  • Advisory Board, University of Wisconsin – Madison Career Services
  • Advisory Council, Crocker Art Museum
  • Founder, University of Wisconsin Career Development Association


Awards and Honors

Hon Marketing Awards

  • 40 Under 40, Sacramento Business Journal
  • AD Person of the Year, American Advertising Federation – Sacramento
  • American Inhouse Design Award, Magazine Ad
  • Hermes Creative Award, Magazine Ad
  • Communicator Award, Corporate Identity
  • Hermes Creative Award, Print Ad
  • Silver ADDY Award, AAF – Sacramento, Trade Ad
  • American Inhouse Design Award, B2B Brochure & Print Ad
  • MarCom Creative Awards, Gold Award,  Trade Ad
  • American Inhouse Design Award, Direct Mail
  • American Inhouse Design Award, Print Ad Design
  • MarCom Creative Awards, Gold Award, Marketing Campaign
  • MarCom Creative Awards, Gold Award, Marketing Campaign


  • Executive Coaching Program – Italy
    Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute
    UC Berkeley 
  • Strategic Marketing Management
    Harvard Business School
  • Advanced Project Management Program
    Stanford University
  • The Berkeley Executive Leadership Program
    UC Berkeley
  • Financial Acumen for Leaders, UC Berkeley
  • BS, Journalism – Strategic Communication (Honors & Distinction)
    University of Wisconsin – Madison


Honors Thesis

  • Graduated with Honors Thesis “Global Advertising and Masculinity: A Cross Cultural Study of Male Representations in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States Esquire Magazine” (Paper presented at the 54th International Communication Association Conference)



  • Stanford Certified Project Manager
  • Pragmatic Marketing Certified – PMC III
  • Net Promoter Certified Associate, Satmetrix
  • Certified Inbound Marketing Educator, IMU
  • Certified Inbound Marketing Professional, IMU
  • Certificate in Search Marketing, SEMPO
  • Certificate in Technical Web Design, UW – Madison


Technical Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver
  • Salesforce CRM
  • Hubspot Inbound Marketing
  • Hootsuite Social Monitoring
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • WordPress

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