Samantha Sarkis is obsessed with helping people reach their fullest professional potential. She understands that the MBA application experience is grueling, which is why you can count on her to be your biggest cheerleader, devil’s advocate, and strategic guide every step up of the way. She enjoys the process of helping clients craft narratives that will stand above the rest with a hands-on, direct approach.
Samantha graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a BS in Management, where she played on the Women’s tennis team, completed sky diving training and studied abroad in Nanjing, China. Post-graduation, she served in the Air Force as an acquisitions officer leading large integrated teams that developed multi-million-dollar weapon systems as well as a recruiting officer overseeing recruiting operations in three continents. After five years, she returned to academia to get her MBA at NYU Stern.
Samantha works in finance as a Change Management Associate at Apollo Global Management where she assists in leading large-scale transformative cross-functional initiatives. She also leads the Apollo Veteran Mentorship program, which provides veterans with a demonstrated interest in finance access to senior leadership across different areas of the firm.
Samantha is a proud Minnesotan, who currently lives in New York City. She has embraced the caffeine charged lifestyle and is in a constant pursuit of the best cup of coffee in town. When she’s not helping her Square One clients, Samantha can be found at Barry’s Bootcamp, exploring the city by foot or checking off activities on her bucket list around the world.