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Marketing Professional

Samara (Sam) Braunstein is a marketing professional with decades of experience in consumer marketing, healthcare and finance.  

Through 2022, Sam was Chief Marketing Officer at Talkspace, Inc. (NASDAQ: TALK), where she led the consumer division of Talkspace’s business, as well as the marketing and public relations functions for Talkspace. Prior to joining Talkspace, she served as the Chief Revenue Officer of Concertiv, Inc., which provided outsourced operations and technology to over 50 financial institutions, and as a Board Member and strategic marketing consultant to Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ONE), which served the higher education financial services market, through its sale to a subsidiary of Providence Equity. Additionally, she is a current board member of Candesant Biomedical. 

Previously, as CEO and Founder of Wellgate Products, Sam led the company to a rapid growth trajectory within the consumer health products market, followed by its subsequent acquisition by Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Sam’s diverse experience also includes marketing positions at AOL TimeWarner, Warner Lambert and Revlon, and finance roles at predecessor companies to Credit Suisse and GTCR.

Sam graduated from the University of Michigan in 1988, with a BA in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from the Honors Program.