Roger Sametz

President / Chief Executive Officer

Roger works with our academic, cultural, research, corporate, and professional and financial services clients to define, articulate, and implement branding and communication strategies to help them to better navigate change, connect with their constituencies, and advance organizational goals.

Representative arts and culture clients include: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Clark Art Institute, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Celebrity Series of Boston, Detroit Opera, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Sun Valley Music Festival, and WGBH.

Representative corporate and financial clients include: GMO, Meketa Asset Management, Acadian Asset Management, New England Development, Skinner Auctioneers, Direxion Funds, Wellington Management, SFNet, and Accenture.

Representative academic and research clients include: Curtis Institute of Music, Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, MIT (multiple clients), Sarah Lawrence College, Olin College of Engineering, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Wheeler School, Greenwich Country Day School, Whitehead Institute, McGovern Institute, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Roger serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Partners Board of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; the Executive Committee, Corporate Executive Council of WGBH;  the Board of Advisors of WGBH; and the Board of Directors, PS21, Center for Contemporary Performance.

And formerly served on the Board of Advisors of Boston Ballet; the Board of Visitors of Longy School of Music; the Executive Committee, Board of Associates, Whitehead Institute; the Board of Corporators of Schepens Eye Research Institute; the Board of Directors of the Boston Center for Arts; and the Leadership Board, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT.

Roger also writes and speaks widely on brand-building, marketing, and fundraising for arts, cultural, and academic organizations. He has addressed the Association of Independent Research Institutes conferences; the GMAC (Graduate Management Admissions Council) annual conference; League of American Orchestras conferences; the Association of British Orchestras conference; CASE District conferences; CASE National Summit, National Arts Marketing Conference, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (National and Massachusetts Chapter).

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

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

  • Everyone I work with knows I love my

    Dark chocolate in the afternoon.

  • I'm currently reading

    Edith Wharton's Old New York novellas.


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

  • Enjoying the arts in Boston and NYC: music, theatre, galleries

  • Serving on several nonprofit boards, often as brand counsel