Samuel Lim

Research and Consulting Associate

I advise on corporate strategy, pricing approaches, competitor analysis and financial modelling as a consultant with ALTThink LLC, delivering market research and strategic plans to Fortune 50 clients in technology driven practice areas. I have since participated in a number of projects spanning eCommerce, data visualization, IoT, CRM and AI sectors. I developed my consulting toolkit at Deloitte Strategy & Operations, where I worked on an array of market sizing and market entry projects for multinational entities in insurance, retail/corporate banking and investment management.

My experience in finance involved developing political risk evaluations and credit analyses for intra-state financial institutions at The World Bank Group, where I also structured interest rate sensitivity model for risk forecasting. With Guggenheim Venture Partners, I performed due diligence and structured growth strategy for portfolio companies while delivering buyside advisory and valuation of relative investment efficiencies to principals. I have also acquired a working understanding of healthcare delivery through research on health services policy at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and through engagements on treatment process optimization with the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

My expertise and interest in the field of analytics and simulation had also driven me to develop predictive models for insight generation that have been engaged to support corporate strategy development. In particular, I was recognized for my work in the field of operations management, receiving the INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Award and Delaware Valley Engineers Student Paper Award in the application of supply chain optimization techniques at DAMCO LLC’s North American facilities to achieve system wide cost reductions.

As a graduate researcher in Systems Engineering from the Ackoff Center for Advancement of Systems Approach at the University of Pennsylvania, I spearheaded the development of an experimental health economics system underpinned by behavioural science principles, culminating in the publication of a paper in the INFORMS journal and Artificial Intelligence in Behavioral and Mental Health Care. I presently serve as a reviewer for INCOSE's Systems Engineering Journal and was awarded the Caccese Scholarship for my research in 2015.

I graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School with a B.S. in Economics and A.M. in Statistics as a Meister Fellow and Real Estate Research Institute Fellow, where I was recognized for outstanding research in public economics. Electing to pursue my passion in public affairs, I then read for a Masters in Public Administration at the Fels Institute of Government. As an engineer, I also hold a B.S. and M.Eng. in Systems Engineering with highest honors from the University of Pennsylvania, where I received the Walter Korn Award for finishing at the top of my program.


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