Work with me

I can give Sammy problems ranging from trivial to unclear-if-solvable and he gets them done. The hypercompetent assistant of your dreams.

—Emmett Shear, co-founder and former CEO of Twitch

Hi, I’m Sammy. I solve weird problems for a living. I’m currently available for work as a chief of staff, executive assistant and competent minion. You can schedule a call with me here.

Patrick McKenzie has described working with me in more detail. Here are some problems I solve for clients like him:

  • “My organization is bottlenecked by my time and energy. I need to drastically increase my own productivity.”
  • “I have ~70 things I need to do, but I can’t spare the cycles to track everything in writing, so crucial tasks keep getting dropped.”
  • “I keep coming across projects that need doing, but I’m overcommitted as it is, and I don’t have anyone competent and agentic who can reliably complete weird, open-ended projects.
  • “I need somebody to find and manage contractors for misc. projects, but I don’t have the bandwidth myself.”

My typical client runs a tech or finance business, but feel free to reach out even if that’s not you.

Some past work:

  • “I need you to find buyers for my mid-six-figure entertainment company.”
  • “Here’s some info on my biotech startup—find us a physical location that we can use to scale up manufacturing.”
  • “Fly to NYC to investigate the physical reality of a news story, then figure out our next steps.”

I also ran a group house when I was 16, which certainly implies something about my risk tolerance and operational competence.

Testimonials:

I can give Sammy problems ranging from trivial to unclear-if-solvable and he gets them done. The hypercompetent assistant of your dreams.

—Emmett Shear, co-founder and former CEO of Twitch

I tend to overcommit and let myself get prioritized by my inbox rather than by my strategic goals. Sammy is the external executive function that I sometimes lack. We’re still early in our working relationship, but I gave him a hard, underscoped trial project that had been painfully unsolved for a year, and he achieved total success in three weeks.

Patrick McKenzie (patio11) (and he also wrote the aforementioned thread)

If you’re interested, schedule a call with me, and we’ll chat about your business and whether we might be a mutual fit, and then do a work trial. While I’m often in the Bay Area, I’m open to both in-person and remote work.