Samantha leads Margate Capital, a thematic and catalyst-driven long/short equity alternative asset manager she founded in 2016. Samantha’s investing expertise focuses on companies in the media, technology, telecom, and consumer industries. Prior to Margate, Samantha was a Partner and Media/Consumer sector head at Paulson & Co. Inc., where she generated and managed event-driven equity investments across Consumer and Media sectors, in addition to managing a team of analysts in her sectors. Prior to Paulson & Co. Inc., Samantha was a Vice President in the Special Situations Group of Goldman Sachs, one of Goldman Sachs’ largest proprietary investing businesses. Samantha joined Goldman Sachs’ Special Situations Group from Chilton Investment Company, where she was a long/short equity analyst focusing on TMT and Consumer sectors.
Samantha began her career as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs’ Mergers & Acquisitions investment banking group, and also worked as a private equity associate at Francisco Partners. Samantha has been named to the Hedge Fund Journal/ Ernst & Young’s “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” and also was named as “2016 Hedge Fund Rising Star” by Institutional Investor.
Samantha received her M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and dual concentration in Finance and Strategic Management.