Sam Ha

Director of Product at Giant Machines

Sam Ha has a diverse work experience spanning multiple industries. Sam currently serves as the Director of Product at Giant Machines, a digital product agency based in New York City. In this role, they leverage their expertise in research-backed strategy, design, and full-stack engineering to create innovative digital solutions. Prior to joining Giant Machines, Sam was the Principal Product Manager at the same company.

Sam has also worked as an Innovation & Design Lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, they have served as an Entrepreneurship Advisor at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center and as a Senior Manager on the Product Innovation Teams at Toptal, where they assembled multidisciplinary teams to develop digital products and platforms.

Furthermore, Sam has held roles at the THNK School of Leadership as a Strategy Lead and Strategy Consultant. Sam completed an MBA in Design Strategy at the California College of the Arts, specializing in human-centered approaches to designing innovative organizations.

In the past, they worked at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business as the Associate Director of the MBA Program and Assistant Director of MBA Student Experience. Sam also gained experience at the MIT Sloan School of Management as an MBA Career Development Assistant and Data Specialist.

Earlier in their career, Sam worked as an Associate at Promise Ministries International and as a Designer & Technology Consultant at DS&F Architect, P.C.

Overall, Sam Ha has a solid background in product development, strategy, and leadership, with a demonstrated ability to thrive in various roles and industries.

Sam Ha's education history begins with an Executive Leadership Program at THNK School of Leadership, which was completed in 2023 as part of Class 18. Before that, in 2019, Sam Ha obtained an MBA in Design Strategy from the California College of the Arts. In 2013, Sam Ha achieved a Graduate Diploma from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and in 2010, a BA from the University of Valley Forge.

In addition to these educational accomplishments, Sam Ha has obtained several certifications. In 2021, Sam Ha became an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner through Amazon Web Services (AWS). The same year, Sam Ha obtained certifications in Product Strategy Sprint from Section4. In 2020, Sam Ha obtained certifications in Brand Strategy Sprint and Strategy Sprint, also from Section4. The months of obtaining these certifications are not specified.


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  • Director of Product

    January, 2022 - present

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