Business Consultant


Hey, you made it! I'm Sam Rizvi. I work with a select group of founders and high growth companies by referral only.

I was born and raised in LA. Finished my undergrad & MBA at UCLA. In my junior year, I started an internship at PwC Consulting.

I spent 13 years with them. Then we were bought by IBM. As the head of eBusiness for the manufacturing sector in emerging markets, I decided to make a pivot in my career.

I went on to run eBusiness and strategic initiatives for a monster energy conglomerate in the Far East. I spent about 8 years there. Having exceeded 70% of our 20 year roadmap in under 8 years - I was ready for change.

My plan was to retire and finish my post graduate degree. Then go and teach in Palo Alto. Wasn't long before I got a call from a college buddy that changed my life.

I switched to gigs in 2010. Since then, I've worked with wicked smaaght founders and high growth companies to build cool shit and world-changing organizations.

Growth Consultant Why you're here

Let me guess...You've got a revolutionary idea? Maybe even a prototype or an MVP built. Possibly a running business.

You're chasing that startup dream. Nothing but unicorns and nine zeros on your mind. But let's be honest - the thing is - you have no clue what to do next. Am I on the right track?

If I am, a few things to know first. I'm a results driven conscious capitalist. I practice Radical Candor.

I believe that the L in luck has been replaced with an F for most people. For me, my luck increases the harder I work.

I get results by continuously learning, working with smart fucking people, and never settling for mediocrity.

People who inspire me are Nikola Tesla, Emmy Noether, Jonas Salk, and Alan Turing.

  • Masters in Mgmt. Sciences & Engineering Stanford University

    To get ready for my career solving technical and managerial problems.
  • MBA with a focus on international business UCLA

    Go big or go home right? I'm ready to scale when you are.
  • M.Sc. in Precision Instrum. & Automation Tsinghua University

    Just in case we're in need of mass production, I've got you covered.
  • Agile Certified Professional IBM Rational

    Yes I have Lean Agile chops and get excited by burndown charts.
  • Portfolio Management Professional PMI

    Yep, if GANTT and cumulative flows are your thing, we'll get along.
  • Idea Engineer Freedom Unlimited

    Since 2010 I've worked with high growth companies and brilliant founders. The era of "Move fast and break things" has fueled the business architect in me. It's just so different than the first 2 stages of my career when the average project was over $2BB with durations of 7-12 years. No looking back.
  • Executive Director Sinopec Energy Ltd. (China Petrochemical Corp.)

    Who could pass up a chance to help them become the most carbon friendly and technologically advanced energy giant on the planet? Not me! Spent just under 8 years with them doing just that.
  • Senior Consultant PwC Consulting

    From intern in 1990 to the eBusiness Team Leader for Emerging Markets in 2003 for the manufacturing sector. Had a blast working with the biggest companies and some of the brightest minds on the planet.
  • Facebook.
    eBay. PayPal.
    IBM. Smarterer.
    Duolingo. Swipely.
    Sallie Mae. Upromise.
    Tesla Motors. Red Bull.
    General Electric. Upwork.
    Giorgio Armani.
    WinWinD. Shanghai Volkswagen.
    Volkswagen AG. Nestle. AC Delco.
    HSBC. PYMNTS. BHP Billiton. INTEL.

Cohesian and are my operating companies. I also have interests in, and love working with the fine folks at Post Planner and Aericon.

Best Quote

If Opportunity Doesn't Knock, Build a Door.

~ Milton Berle

Purpose Purpose

I think big. I don't want to just make a difference. I want to change the world. I pursue excellence in everything I do. Perfection is for halfwits.

I've beaten all the odds against me in my life. Yeah, some pretty crazy personal ones and lofty professional goals. I'm not going to stop now.

I love challenges - impossible ones. Solving the most complex problems is what I do. That's what drives me. Testing theories, validating them, establishing models, then to scale. Process, not tactics. Build, learn, improve. Yes, it can be that easy.

Oh and making shit loads of mistakes along the way, but never the same one twice. Giving away the solution makes people think I'm crazy at times, but I know it's all in the execution.

I'm passionate about technology and using it as a catalyst for change at scale. I am switching exclusively to mission and cause focused initiatives as of August 2016.

A life goal since I was 17.

Retain Me Retain Me

There's a line from a movie I'll steal to sum it up. If it's not mad, passionate, or extraordinary, it's a waste of my time.

I move fast and have zero tolerance for bull shit. Together we'll achieve mind blowing results.

My performance will exceed your wildest expectations.

You'll have a panic attack when you see my fees, but then - take a deep breath and - ask yourself this:

How much will it cost you if you fail?

I'll help you get what you want first. Then I always get what I want.

Sound good? If so, let's talk!



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Kailua-Kona, HI
Malibu, CA
Sardinia, ITA
Hong Kong, PRC

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