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Sam Burke

Strategy, Innovation & Product Leader

Works remotely from London

  • 51.509648
  • -0.099076
  • Suggested rate £740 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

London, England, United Kingdom
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Video Games & Animation
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Telecommunications
  • Tech
+27 autres
Company size
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
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  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (14)

Sam in a few words

I work with C-suite executives and Entrepreneurs to bring new product and services to market. I love the startup world and leverage my background in Finance, Consulting and Entrepreneurial ventures to make your ventures more likely to succeed by mitigating risks and doing things differently.



Head of Product  - As a freelancer

February 2022 - Today (9 months)

Building a SaaS product that helps consultancies to grow, automate and improve their business from proposal to deliverable sign-off. Improve workflows and significantly reduce time on operations and admin. Because you can't scale a consultancy on spreadsheets.


Investor (Seed)

November 2021 - Today (1 year)

Invested in Thursday - A dating app that works 1 day a week, creating a day for dating both on the app and in real life.


Investor (Series A)

October 2021 - Today (1 year and 1 month)

Invested in Lick - Lick are a DTC paint and home decorating brand, they're disrupting the billion dollar paint industry by focussing on community.


Investor (Seed)

May 2021 - Today (1 year and 6 months)

Invested in Lapse - a new social media app that is more like a disposable camera, sharing raw moments with friends not followers. It's since been invested in by Google Ventures and Octopus Ventures.


Investor (Seed)

November 2020 - Today (2 years)

Invested in Heights - Heights are a trailblazer in a new category of nutrition - Braincare.


Head of Product - Splash!

February 2022 - April 2022 (2 months)

I'm leading the commercialisation of Splash a B2B SaaS offering for Consulting firms to manage their projects. Splash was built for consultancies by a consultancy. That means it is a purpose built project management tool so has consulting specific workflows. It is also built for the future of work with automated contracts and easy onboarding so that specialist freelance talent can work on projects with ease.


Independent Consultant

November 2021 - February 2022 (3 months)

Worked with the Managing Director of EMEA to improve their demand forecasting process in the wake of COVID19 market and supply chain issues.

David Lloyd Leisure

Strategy & Innovation Consultant

July 2021 - September 2021 (2 months)

- Managed a discovery project for the Head of Digital and COO evaluating opportunities in an adjacent space for a digital app
- Took the leading opportunity and validated it using desktop research followed by launching an MVP in two clubs
- Worked with developers to scope out possibilities for the future of the app
- Synthesised results and provided strategic recommendations for where to play and how to win in the adjacent market

Octopus Electric Vehicles

Freelance Consultant

London, UK

March 2020 - July 2021 (1 year and 4 months)

Worked in a mixed Strategy/Product/Operations role where I:
- Worked with developers to build internal products to help sell more electric vehicles
- Managed internal pricing of product across the whole EV portfolio
- Did a product strategy project for the CEO to better understand why a product offering was performing worse than other product offerings
- Automated numerous business critical processes to give the business competitive advantage
- Created internal reporting and KPIs to help steer business decisionmaking

Monitor Deloitte

Strategy Consultant

London, UK

March 2018 - April 2020 (2 years and 1 month)

Worked across classic strategy projects (Growth Strategy, Market entry etc) and Venturing projects. Both for Corporates.

Boostbox Office


May 2019 - March 2020 (10 months)

[Stopped due to COVID19] I Co-Founded a B2B healthy snack subscription service for offices in the UK. With new and exciting snacks every week it wasn't only healthy but also seriously fun and engaging. We grew it to £150k ARR after achieving product market fit and had a pipeline of almost £1 m ARR before employees stopped going to the office due to the global pandemic. Building a B2B business from scratch I was involved in absolutely everything, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finances, Tech. We were about to raise £200k in funding to build our technology and sales teams.



April 2017 - March 2020 (2 years and 11 months)

Created the worlds first Protein Advent Calendar taking it from idea to customers hands in just 8 weeks using lean startup methods.
- Went viral with 5m+ views on facebook videos
- Was stocked in Argos/Sainsburys
- Partnered strategically with the worlds largest protein bar manufacturers and fitness brands (Gymshark, Grenade, Optimum Nutrition, PhD etc).

Deloitte UK

Assistant Manager - Energy and Resources (FTSE)

London, UK

September 2014 - March 2018 (3 years and 6 months)


Industrial Placement Engineer

August 2011 - June 2012 (10 months)