Ed Samuel

Ed Samuel is a senior Executive Career, Transformation Life Coach, certified Career Assessment, Consultant Team Leader and Resume Writer at SamNova, Inc. based in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is a certified Retirement Coach, LinkedIn Branding and Networking, Consultant and Entrepreneur Coach.


Ed provides one-on-one executive career transition coaching for mid-level to senior executives across multiple functional roles and industries. Ed leads a team of 18+ career assessment coaches in the greater Philadelphia area, GA, MI and Africa. He also provides mentoring and training to career transition coaches.

Ed Samuel, Executive Career Coach

His clients include Presidents, COOs, CFOs and other C-level talent of billion-dollar firms, notable TV names, to Hollywood producers to mid-level manager and senior ex-military officers. Ed also provides executive outplacement transition support for CCI Consulting, Inc., a Career Partners International affiliate. Ed has led 125+ executive networking forums with more than 2300 executives over the last 9 years. He has helped clients across the US in states such as PA, DE, IL, NJ, MD, MN, NC, SC, IN, CT, VA, GA, FL, NM, TX, SC, CP AZ, CP and NY. Ed has also helped two (2) clients move back to the US from oversees.

Ed currently is serving facilitator for CPENG’s greater, Newark, DE forum (4th Thursday) of every month (6-8 pm), member of Cross Talks, BNI – Kennett Square and the DE Chamber of Commerce. He conducts career management workshops and is a guest speaker at regional career transition forums and networking events such as; Joseph’s People, TPNG, LVP and ExecuNet. 

He has led extensive Corporate recruiting efforts for a multi-billion-dollar global manufacturing firm and as a recruiter at multiple 3rd party firms. Ed began his career with DEC, where he spent 19 years in Accounting and Customer Operations. He was the General Mgr. of Corporate Customer Service for The Stride Rite Corp. Ed garnered extensive international experience as the Global Director of Customer Admin. with QAD, Inc. He was a VP of Operations and CFO for two distinct high-tech venture firms. Prior to moving to career coaching and recruiting, Ed was a licensed (Series 7, 63) Financial Advisor for UBS Financial Services. Ed holds a B.A. from Wilmington University - summa cum laude and undergraduate degree in Accounting. 

Ed also leads a non-profit ministry in stewardship and employment with Crown Financial Ministries as a US Advisor and Leader. Ed is a certified Money Life Coordinator (MLC) and MoneyLife Indicator Consultant, Career Direct Trainer and Career Direct Network Team Leader He is very active in church, loves to spend time with his family, hike and fish for smallmouth bass.