Kristie Sams Joins David Gomez & Associates

Chicago, IL, November 6, 2013 – David Gomez & Associates, Inc. (DG&A), one of the fastest-growing boutique executive search firms, announced last month that Kristie Sams, has joined the firm’s management team. 

Serving as DG&A’s Executive Vice President, she will be responsible for providing Executive Assessment Services, specializing in senior management assessment and post-merger integration consulting.

“The industry seeks a broad, experienced perspective backed by a strong organization,” said Sams. “With DG&A, the premier executive search and recruitment firm, more than 35 years of search leadership, and a strong team focused on providing our clients with the human capital of tomorrow, David Gomez & Associates is ready for rapid growth.” Sams went on to say, “I’m really excited to be a part of the DG&A team.”

Prior to joining DG&A, Sams was an entrepreneur, having started and consulted for a number of businesses in a variety of industries. She has held various leadership positions in a multitude of private and publicly-traded companies. Sams continues to regularly consult as a turnaround professional with a focus on competitive positioning, improving financial performance and expand capabilities.

As a multifaceted executive with 12 years of global experience who aggressively faces challenges, Sams quickly assesses situations and develops/implements action plans to drive profitable financial performance. She is skilled in complex transactions, negotiations, M&A due diligence, compliance and capitalization across companies spanning various industries.

Sams earned a B.S. from DePaul University and served in the United States Army. She co-founded and sits on the Board at It’s Our Little Secret (, a registered 501c3 in the state of Illinois.  IOLS comprises exclusively of volunteers dedicated to providing a voice to sexually, physically, and emotionally abused children and teens through advocacy, mentoring, and creative expression.

We are honored to have Sams on our team!

For more information or for interview requests, please contact Melissa McManigle at (312) 269-2204 or


Headquartered in Chicago since 1978, David Gomez & Associates is a retained executive search firm with clients spanning multiple industries, from the Fortune 1000 to Healthcare and Non-Profit Organizations. Through our unique, proprietary search process, we deliver only the most exceptional executive and managerial candidates; business leaders adept at navigating the complexities inherent to the global economy. As a Hispanic Business Enterprise, we are especially mindful of the value of diversity for an organization’s vitality, creativity, and success. For our clients, David Gomez & Associates recruits the highest quality executive level candidates in the market to meet the demands of your leadership structure. 

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