Prior to joining Williams Trading, Sam spent 4.5 years at the Susquehanna Financial Group covering the footwear and apparel space. Before that, Sam spent at Sterne Agee CRT for the last 9 years where he was a Managing Director covering the Footwear & Apparel industry. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst at FTN Midwest; and an analyst at Mosaic Research. His industry experience spanned 20 years during which he was a buyer at The Sports Authority; Champs Sports;  Buyer at Track and Trail; an Associate Buyer at Bloomingdales,  Sam earned his B.A. in Political Studies from Pitzer College.