Roger Sametz

Chief Executive Officer

As the founder of Sametz Blackstone Associates, and our  CEO, Roger takes the lead on our brand strategy engagements, helping clients articulate their value, develop a cohesive verbal and visual brand, foster and deepen relationships, and differentiate themselves on their competitive landscape—ensuring they achieve their business and organizational goals.

“Everyone we work with has a mission—one that makes a positive difference in people’s lives—and it’s always both invigorating and satisfying to be part of teams that help our clients to better realize their missions, and make more of a difference. While we have different disciplines under our roof, we’re really all focused on helping organizations start and nurture relationships… and bring people closer. And that’s never boring.”

  • When I’m not at Blackstone Square, you might find me

    Mapping the miles of trails around our home away from home in the Hudson Valley.

  • Everyone in the office could tell you how much I love my

    Afternoon Flour Bakery brownie (that I’m trying to give up)

  • The last book I read was

    Rules of Civility (Amor Towles)

  • My favorite view in the world is

    Constructivist: rectilinear, with some round element––or gesture at 45º––activating the space, necessarily with something red


  • Accompanying my other half on music I certainly didn’t grow up with

  • Constantly brushing a long-haired hound, who doesn’t ever appreciate it

  • Enjoying the arts in Boston and NYC: music, theatre, galleries (when open!)

  • Serving on several nonprofit boards, often as brand counsel