Sam Hayes has over 25 years of senior experience at leading technology and financial providers. Sam co-founded venture-backed TangoTrade to solve the cross-border trade issues he’s seen at small enterprises in technology and finance roles. Sam previously was an Executive Vice President at Assembled Brands which provides capital (with Oaktree) and services to emerging global luxury brands. Sam was founding Senior Vice President at NASDAQ Private Market and founding COO and EVP, Marketplace of its predecessor SharesPost where he oversaw the firm from inception to market leadership.
Sam has previously led corporate development (M&A and venture investments) for the Java software platform at Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle) and business development for two venture-backed (Kleiner Perkins, Amazon) start-ups that are now part of Wine.com and Akamai. Sam received an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and an AB from Occidental College (honors and distinction).