Sam Subramaniam was a Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at American Express where he worked closely with the global leadership team and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on strategic planning, restructuring, business development and investment decisions for the company. At American Express, Mr. Subramaniam supported efforts to help restructure their financial advisors business prior to its spin-off in 2005, grow their pre-paid cards business and expand offerings in the areas of marketing services to merchants and cardholders. Prior to joining American Express, Mr. Subramaniam was a private wealth manager at Goldman Sachs. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was an Associate Director at Cambridge Technology Partners, where he focused on firm restructuring and launching a financial services vertical. Prior to Cambridge Technology Partners, Mr. Subramaniam was a consultant with Booz | Allen | Hamilton for five years, where he served clients in the United States, Australia, Southeast Asia and India. Mr. Subramaniam also helped launch a new office for Booz | Allen | Hamilton in India. Mr. Subramaniam has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.S. in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.