Sam Christian is a finance executive with experience in financial cost management and strategy consulting for the Fortune 1000, web strategy for startups, as well as an array of finance, technology, strategy, and line management responsibilities.
Sam spent nine years in retail and consumer products functional roles. Most recently, he was the Director of Finance for TCHO Ventures, a startup manufacturer of premium chocolate in San Francisco. Prior to this, Sam spent seven years with Gap Inc – most notably as the Finance and Strategic Sourcing manager for the combined 300+ Outlet stores across three of the corporation’s business entities. Sam’s roles for Gap also included menswear line management for Banana Republic, as well as project management on rollout of inventory and profit optimization tools for the Outlet and Banana Republic brands. Before joining Gap Inc, Sam was a strategy consultant for Digitas/Modem Media and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he specialized on multi-channel retail and consumer goods clients.
Sam received an A.B. (cum laude) in Comparative Religion from Dartmouth College. He currently serves as Treasurer on the board of the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley. He is an avid skier, mountaineer, and surfer.