Sam Norwood

Sam Norwood

Sam Norwood is an independent advisor to CEOs and boards of directors in areas of corporate financial policy, strategy, acquisitions and divestitures, valuations, measurements of performance, and incentive compensation for senior executives. In addition, Sam uses his analytical techniques and valuation knowhow to manage personal and trust investment funds for clients.

Formerly, as a Senior Partner for Tatum (a unit of Randstad) for 17 years, he assisted clients in start-up development and financing, company valuations, financial benchmarking, performance measurement and incentive systems, evaluation of new investment opportunities, and diagnosis of troubled situations. His clients ranged from start-ups to private equity groups and mid-size companies to large public corporations. He also created, and for 12 years was the Editor of, The Tatum Survey of Business Conditions.

Prior to Tatum, Sam was President, CEO, and a Director of NYSE-listed Vista Resources, Inc. for 5 years. Before that, he was VP Finance, CFO, and a director of several private companies controlled by Atlanta entrepreneur Virgil Williams. For the prior 20 years, Sam worked with entrepreneur JB Fuqua in a variety of senior functions in Fuqua Industries, Inc. (NYSE) that included responsibilities for corporate development (buying and selling companies) and corporate planning.

He is founder and former President and Director of The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Atlanta alumni Club. As a professional investor, Sam has won first place in The University of Chicago’s Annual Investment Pro-Am Challenge, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Sam is an author and speaker on topics of Corporate Strategy and Finance. He has been a biographee in Who's Who in the World since 1992, and he has been a member of Jim Blasingame’s Brain Trust since 2005. Sam was a monthly interview guest of Jim Blasingame’s radio show from 2002 to 2016.

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Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to offer his perspective on how to think about investing in publicly traded assets, with emphasis on looking at it industry by industry, as each one will recover differently.
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to offer his thoughts on how the economy will recover from the coronavirus pandemic differently by industry, with some coming back fast and others taking much longer.
Sam Norwood joins Jim Blasingame to offer perspective on past economic episodes, while recognizing that the coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented shock, both as a health crisis and an economic one on a global level.