Sam Stewart

Senior Consultant

As a Consultant at Kotter, Sam works with organizations to lead large-scale change.  An experienced management consultant, Sam has expertise in strategy implementation, organizational design and development, and alliance management.  Sam began his career working in economic policy analysis and has worked with an array of government agencies at home and abroad.  He holds a degree in International Affairs and Economics from the University of Colorado.

Sam is based out of the Cambridge, MA office.

Why did you decide to work at Kotter?

The world needs more leaders, and I don’t believe leadership just happens.  Kotter is on the leading edge of what it means to be a leader.  I am excited to be part of that.

Who is your favorite leader / leadership expert?

Albus Dumbledore

What in your background helps you in this job?

Since 1936, my family has operated a printing business.  I am the son, grandson, and great-grandson of commercial printers.  This means that from a very young age, in fact as long as I can remember, I have had a front-row seat to the evolution of an organization amid changes to the very foundation of its industry.  This foundational experience gives me hope- if an 80-year-old printing company can adapt, survive, and thrive in the world of iPhones and e-books, any organization can do so with the right leadership and vision.

What’s got you thinking right now?

I continue to grapple with the implications of blockchain on any number of industries and technologies.  Big change is happening!

Share something about you that would most surprise people.

I surf year-round here in Massachusetts.