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Samuel Spencer became a Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs Fellow in October of 2014.
Sam is a Senior Associate in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division and supports the Chicago Office’s North American Industrials coverage efforts. He focuses on buy-side and sell-side transactions as well as complex capital structure solutions. After receiving a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Sam focused on the Industrials sector at UBS Investment Bank and joined Morgan Stanley in 2012.
Prior to graduate school, Sam held various roles at Dana Holding Corporation, a Tier I automotive supplier where he worked with Supply Chain and Product Group teams to help identify cost savings and rationalize the supply base. Sam started his business career as a Business Analyst at A.T. Kearney, where he supported manufacturing excellence and strategic sourcing initiatives across several sectors including Airlines, Automotive and Construction.
In addition to his professional experience, Sam has worked with Habitat for Humanity and provided pro bono services to the Small Business Development Center in Toledo, OH. He earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.