Sam Bakhshandehpour

Chief Strategy Officer

Sam is the Chief Strategy Officer for TFG focused on corporate and division level strategy, finance and business development.  Sam is the CEO & Managing Partner of Silverstone, a vertically integrated hospitality and lifestyle investment firm and a Principal and founding member of Cultivate Hospitality Group, a full service food & beverage firm that connects real estate developers with industry leading chefs and restaurateurs.

Previously, Sam served as President, CEO and Board Member of sbe Entertainment, a Colony Capital portfolio company, where he was responsible for the Company’s global strategic growth and all operations across the Hotel, Restaurant and Entertainment Divisions. Sam was recruited to sbe with an extensive track record as a 15-year veteran of Wall Street, spending over 12 years with J.P. Morgan Securities as the Head of Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking practice on the West Coast and the Gaming Investment Banking practice globally focused on mergers & acquisitions and capital raising.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He currently serves on the board of The New Home Company (NYSE: NWHM), and is a trustee of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and Carlthorp School. He is a founding member of the Georgetown Wall Street Alliance West, and is a Senior Advisor to CREO Montminy & Co., FINRA-registered (series 7, 24, 63). Sam is also an active member of the Bel Air Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.