Employee Spotlight

Samantha Shiells

Chief Operating Officer


Samantha was previously a strategist at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, where she worked on projects related to long-term company strategy and divisional marketing. Prior to VNSNY, she was an analyst at the private equity firm Great Hill Partners, where she focused on investments in financial technology. Samantha holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude.  Outside of work, Samantha's passions include her dog, hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, and ice cream.





Fun Facts:
  • Top place you'd like to visit: India 
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Food: Pizza 
  • Favorite Place in NYC: The Ramble 
  • Person you admire most: Michael Bloomberg 
  • Favorite Movie: Annie Hall
  • Favorite Book: The Corrections
The Hot Seat: Q & A Session (General Questions)
  • What do you enjoy most about your position?
    • Having the ability to effect change / improvements quickly
  • What do you enjoy most about working with the RIA in a Box team?
    • Laid back, no attitude, collaborative culture
  • How is your professional experience at RIA in a Box different from your other experiences?
    • Everyone's on the same team, not jockeying for personal gain at others' expense
  • What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned so far at RIA in a Box?
    • LinkedIn endorsements are a form of advertising!
  • What development project at RIAB are you the most proud of?
    • Representative addition of the MyRIACompliance.com module
  • What do you like most about working on the development team?
    • Building products with tangible value that solve problems for clients and internally



What the Rest of the RIAB Team Says About Sam
  • "Sam has been a great teacher and such a big help to me since I started at the company"
  • "We share a love for our dogs!"
  • "Sam embodies the company ethos of 'Get Stuff Done' with a combination of innovative ideas and a high level of execution. She's smart, diligent and makes our team so much more effective."