Sam is the CEO and Founding Partner of Regent Partners, where he oversees operations, fundraising, and deal sourcing. He also maintains close relationships with the portfolio brands associated with the company His areas of focus within the investment sector include healthcare, entertainment / media, and retail / consumer.
Prior to establishing Regent Partners, Sam served as the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at CTK, a cosmetics Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) company. In this role, he led initiatives in new business development, corporate M&A, investor relations, and overseas operations management.
Before joining CTK, Sam worked as a venture capitalist for BRV (Bluerun Ventures) in Seoul, Korea, focusing on investments in consumer/retail and healthcare companies as part of BRV's Asia Franchise team.
He also gained experience in investment banking at Barclays' Los Angeles office, where he covered major private equity firms on the West Coast. Prior to that, he was a private equity investor at Woori Private Equity, the private equity division of Woori Financial Group in Korea.
Sam holds an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business. In his personal life, he enjoys playing golf and skiing, as well as cherishing
quality time spent with his wife and three children.
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