Sam Konigsberg was raised in Atlanta, GA, the son of two loving parents, David and Eileen Konigsberg. At an early age Sam had a passion for athletics and servant leadership. He was a high school All-American wrestler and served in student government as the Senior Class President. Sam attended the University of Georgia where he was a HOPE Scholarship recipient and earned his Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance.
In 2010, Sam began his career at BlackRock Asset Management in Princeton, NJ. At BlackRock, Sam served on various committees and lead new initiatives in the US Wealth Advisory (USWA) business. He founded the BlackRock internal podcast, was the head of the BlackRock’s USWA mentorship program and received the Joseph DiGregorio award for strength of character and leadership. In 2014, Sam earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) degree from the Investments and Wealth Institute at The Wharton School.
Sam moved back to Atlanta in 2014 as an Investment Consultant for BlackRock and reconnected with the community. He volunteers at the High Museum and was responsible for recruiting and building the next generation of museum benefactors as President of the Uncorking Cru in 2016. Sam has a passion for the Westside of Atlanta and was a participant in 2016 Brawl for a Cause charity boxing event to raise funds and awareness for the City of Refuge. Sam has since channeled his passion for charitable fundraisers by joining the boards of Brawl for a Cause, National Monuments Foundation and Atlanta Peace, Inc. (API). Brawl for a Cause is a charity boxing event to promote various causes targeted to the Millennial generation. In 2018 and 2019 Brawl for a Cause raised over $550k for over 45 non-profits. National Monuments foundation is responsible for Cook Peace Park in Atlanta which will serve as the epicenter for the proposed Atlanta Peace District. API is the host committee for the 2020 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates and is actively working to coordinate the public and private community to support and promote the ideas of the Nobel Peace Prize winners. Sam has taken a leadership position on API's board with the goal of helping Atlanta become a global city of peace. Sam and his wife, Kate, are proud to be a part of the Disruptor Foundation Community.