Professional Bio (updated July 2022)

About Sam Zises

A dominating force in the industry for over a decade, Sam Zises embodies the spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship through his multiple ventures, thought leadership and accomplishments.


As the Founder & CEO at [L]earned Media, Sam is leading [L]M toward projected 30% growth in 2022. With fierce dedication to client service and a talented team, Sam has curated an impressive client roster including:


  • Timex, nearly 170 year old watch company

  • New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC), supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration

  • CFA Society New York, the leading forum for the investment community since 1937

  • HqO, 100MM VC-backed PropTech and the world’s leading workplace experience platform

  • The Hall of Fantasy League, backed by the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company

  • OneTable, a leading Jewish nonprofit

  • Past clients include: The ASPCA, BMW, DISH, Bai, Bank Leumi, Roc Nation & more

  • View Ad Age profile here


Beyond [L]earned Media, Sam is a pioneer in the industry. He created and launched three (3) unique products to suit the needs of entrepreneurs, startups and SMBs: Codeeyo (website support), Designeeyo (design support) and Blogeeyo (blogging and social media support). Early in his career he also founded Wendr, a social mobile app, which was sold to Budweiser and licensed to BlackBerry. Watch Sam's presentation to Budweiser at the Ad Age Digital Conference that “Wowed Anheuser-Busch”.


Sam’s entrepreneurial spirit extends to his role as a Startup Advisor and/or Investor at quip, Vengo, Lalo, Swag, Upstream, Deep Sentinel & others.

An industry trends and consumer behavior visionary, Sam published a 40-page White Paper on connected devices, wearables & IoTs.


Prior to founding [L]M in 2012, Sam held positions at Ogilvy & Mather, Big Fuel, Viacom, Warner Bros. Records and NBC Universal.

Sam has been a featured speaker at NYU and Google. He has also been mentioned in CNBC, Entrepreneur, Inc., Venture Beat, The Street, HuffPo and Mashable.

Over the years Sam has played a leadership role at various nonprofits and institutions including The UJA Federation of New York, Birthright Israel Foundation and Northeastern University.

Sam lives on Long Island in New York with his two boys Dax and Lev and wife Cassie.