Sam Whittemore is a manager in Bridgespan’s Boston office. Since joining the organization in 2015, he has worked on a range of cases with impact investors, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. His clients include The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The YMCA of the USA, Temasek Holding’s first impact investing fund, and Texas Pacific Group’s (TPG) Rise Fund—where Bridgespan has partnered to develop and deliver rigorous, quantitative impact underwriting, as detailed in Harvard Business Review’s
“Calculating the Value of Impact Investing
” and HBR’s
case study “The Rise Fund: TPG Bets Big on Impact
Sam’s impact investing work involves designing and implementing due diligence methodology and processes for various impact investing funds, with a focus on the potential impact of investments.
Prior to joining Bridgespan, Sam was a member of the founding team of Precision Agriculture for Development, a startup that focuses on transforming the way farmers receive agricultural extension services. While in graduate school, he worked with the United States Agency for International Development for the Development Innovation Ventures group evaluating early stage enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Sam also worked for the Analysis Group as an economic consultant supporting companies involved with complex corporate litigation, and with BRAC in West Africa evaluating effectiveness of new microfinance lending programs.
Sam holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management where he was an FC Austin Scholar, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. He graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College.