Sam Thompson

Senior Director

“Three vital questions for any executive to ask when crafting a digital vision: ‘How is the company approaching digitization?’; ‘What are the components of that strategy?’; and ‘Are we ready to execute?'”

Sam brings an entrepreneurial approach to corporate development, venture financing, and M&A strategies. During 2020, Sam was instrumental in leading 11 acquisition deals for Outside Interactive, leveraging his knack for identifying new synergies and business alignment opportunities within his extensive network of contacts to help scale the business ten times over.

Bridging his undergraduate work in design together with his MBA training, he worked to expand the reach of the Corporate Design Group at The Procter & Gamble Company, as well as design and marketing at Pod Consulting
In addition to his work with Progress Partners, Sam is a founding partner and active investor with Progress Ventures. He’s been an advisor with The Science Project and a member of The Ad Club board. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer for The Conversation US.

“Three vital questions for any executive to ask when crafting a digital vision: ‘How is the company approaching digitization?’; ‘What are the components of that strategy?’; and ‘Are we ready to execute?'”

Sam brings an entrepreneurial approach to corporate development, venture financing, and M&A strategies. During 2020, Sam was instrumental in leading 11 acquisition deals for Outside Interactive, leveraging his knack for identifying new synergies and business alignment opportunities within his extensive network of contacts to help scale the business ten times over.

Bridging his undergraduate work in design together with his MBA training, he worked to expand the reach of the Corporate Design Group at The Procter & Gamble Company, as well as design and marketing at Pod Consulting
In addition to his work with Progress Partners, Sam is a founding partner and active investor with Progress Ventures. He’s been an advisor with The Science Project and a member of The Ad Club board. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer for The Conversation US.

Sam's Transactions

Progress Partners Advises on Pocket Outdoor Media’s Acquisition of three divisions from Active Interest Media

BOSTON, MA and New York, NY -- June 30, 2020 --