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Ed Samuel

Position: Career Coach | 26K | Job Search | Resume Writing | Career Assessments | Career Pivots | Landing 55+ | Interview Prep | Radio Host: 1180 AM WFYL | Rainmaker | Public Speaker | ClubHouse Moderator | Ministry | Faith/Work

Greater Philadelphia


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#resumewriting, #careercoaching, #jobinterviewtips, #interviewcoaching, and #optimizingcareers

Ed Samuel Bio

Ed Samuel is a distinguished senior executive career and transformation coach with an extensive background in various professional fields. He is a certified Career Assessment and DiSC Personality team leader, a prolific resume writer, a LinkedIn strategist, and a recognized authority in career pivots, landing opportunities for individuals aged 55+, reverse recruiting and interview preparation.

As the host of "1180 AM WFYL," Ed Samuel shares his wealth of knowledge and expertise with a broad audience, helping individuals navigate their career journeys. With a strong commitment to his faith, he seamlessly integrates principles of faith and work into his career coaching and mentoring approach.

Ed Samuel's impact is profound, having supported over 1,000 clients throughout his career. His LinkedIn profile boasts an impressive 450+ recommendations and testimonials, with 166 of them prominently displayed. His one-on-one executive career transition coaching has guided senior executives from diverse industries and functional roles toward success.

In addition to his personalized coaching, Ed Samuel leads job transition workshops and executive-level networking events. His extensive experience includes over 100 executive networking forums involving 2000+ executives.

Ed's roots in recruiting run deep, having honed his skills with national recruiting firms and leading corporate recruiting efforts in a multi-billion dollar global manufacturing company. Notably, he was awarded the Eastern Region's "New Recruiter of the Year" in 2008 by the Global Recruiters Network.

Prior to his career in coaching and recruiting, Ed Samuel spent 19 years with Digital Equipment Corporation in Accounting and Customer Operations. His career path also includes leadership roles as the General Manager of Corporate Customer Service for The Stride Rite Corp and the Global Director of Customer Admin with QAD, Inc. Additionally, he served as a VP of Operations and CFO for two high-tech venture firms and worked as a licensed (Series 7, 63) Financial Advisor for UBS Financial Services.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Ed Samuel leads a non-profit ministry in stewardship and employment with Crown Financial Ministries, where he serves as a US Advisor and Leader. He holds roles as a Money Life Coordinator (MLC) and Career Direct Trainer, actively impacting lives through his work.

Ed holds a B.A. from Wilmington University with honors, summa cum laude, and an undergraduate degree in Accounting. Beyond his career, he is deeply involved in his church community and enjoys spending quality time with his family, hiking, and pursuing his passion for smallmouth bass fishing.

For inquiries and career support, you can reach out to Ed Samuel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 610-274-8214, or visit his website at


  • SamNova, Inc.

    • Executive Career and Life Coach, Career Assessment Team Leader, and Personality I.D. Consultant
    • 2010 - Present
  • TV Appearance - Ed Samuel, Executive Career Coach

    • Resume Writer
    • 2007 - Present
  • Book Author - SamNova, Incorporated

    • Optimize Your Resume
    • 2019 - Present
  • Career Direct Area Leader - Career Direct - Living By Design

    • 2013 - Present
  • Career and Mentoring Services Consultant - Penn State University

    • 2021 - Present
  • Crown Financial Ministries Outreach Leader

    • 2013 - Present
  • Board Member - Your CrossTALKS

    • 2019 - 2020
  • Senior Executive Career Coach - CCI Consulting, A Career Partners International Firm

    • 2013 - 2018
  • Regional Recruiting Leader - W. L. Gore & Associates

    • 2011 - 2013
  • Managing Partner - The DENEB Group

    • 2010
  • Recruiting and Search Consultant - Global Recruiters of Wilmington

    • 2007 - 2010
  • Management Consultant - Robert Half

    • 2007
  • Financial Advisor - UBS

    • 2005 - 2007
  • CFO/VP of Finance and Administration - MeadWestvaco (MWV)

    • 2003 - 2005
  • VP of Global Operations - Paxonix

    • 2001 - 2003
  • Director of Global Customer Administration - QAD

    • 1998 - 2001
  • General Manager - Stride Rite

    • 1996 - 1998
  • Director of Finance and Customer Operations - Digital Equipment Corporation (USA)

    • 1977 - 1995


Ed Samuel is an accomplished professional with a strong educational background:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration

    • Wilmington University, Summa Cum Laude
  • AA, Accounting

    • Mount Washington College
  • Business

    • Hillsborough High School
      • Activities and societies: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
      • Member of Future Business Leaders of America; NJ State Parliamentarian


Ed is deeply committed to community service and economic empowerment:

  • Chapter Leader - Greater Kennett Square, PA

    • Believers in Business
      • Jan 2019 - Present (4 yrs 9 mos)
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Believers in Business is a networking group that brings together individuals of faith to support each other in achieving their business goals while recognizing the importance of faith in their mission.
  • Chapter Leader - Greater Wilmington, DE

    • Career Professional Executives Networking Group
      • Jan 2018 - Present (5 yrs 9 mos)
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Ed plays a pivotal role in CPENG, a nonprofit organization that fosters professional relationships, business development, and career transitions through networking and support groups.
  • US Field Ambassador

    • Crown Financial Ministries
      • Jan 2013 - Present (10 yrs 9 mos)
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Ed serves as a US Field Ambassador for Crown Financial Ministries, dedicated to economic empowerment.
  • US Field Leader and Career Direct Network (Regional) Team Leader

    • Crown Financial Ministries
      • Jan 2017 - Present (6 yrs 9 mos)
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Ed holds leadership roles within Crown Financial Ministries, focusing on youth leadership and economic empowerment.
  • Volunteer

    • Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership

Licenses & Certifications

Ed Samuel possesses a range of valuable licenses and certifications:

  • Career Direct Assessment and Consultation Trainer

    • Crown Financial Ministries
    • Issued Jan 2017
  • New Horizons Coach (Retirement)

    • Career Partners International
    • Issued Dec 2015
  • MoneyLife Indicator Survey Consultant

    • Crown Financial Ministries
    • Issued Sep 2015
  • Certified DiSC: Personality I.D. (PID) for Individuals and Teams - Consultant

    • Crown Financial Ministries
    • Issued Jul 2014
  • Career Direct Consultant

    • Crown Financial Ministries
    • Issued Jan 2014
  • 2nd Degree - Karate (Ishinryu-Shotokan)

    • Tiger Karate Society


Ed Samuel is multifaceted professional highly skilled in resume writing, consulting, coaching, recruiting, human resources, business development, strategy, technical recruiting, analysis, sales, marketing, executive search, customer satisfaction, internet recruiting, temporary placement, hiring, CRM, start-ups, marketing strategy, business analysis, professional services, management consulting, talent acquisition, vendor management, performance management, cold calling, financial services, system administration, manufacturing, succession planning, strategic sourcing, applicant tracking systems, PeopleSoft, sourcing, team building, interviews, leadership, management, executive management, organizational development, customer service, training, talent management, personnel management, employee relations, time management, leadership development, networking, employee benefits, preparation, and many more.


  • Jason Raser - Medical Device Marketing Professional: "August 31, 2023, Jason was Ed's client. I used Ed a few years ago when I was looking to change positions and ultimately changed companies. He offers very good advice and sat with me a few times. He listened to what I was looking to do and has that rare skill of making you feel like you're the most important client he has."

  • Christopher Blatney - General Manager: "August 16, 2023, Christopher was Ed's client. Ed is a true professional and provides great service to his clients. Ed's team is the very best in all aspects of helping people put their best foot forward during their job search."

  • Giuseppe Nicco - Vice President Logistics: "August 11, 2023, Giuseppe was Ed's client. I decided to embark on a search for my next professional challenge and was fortunate enough to partner with SamNova and Ed."

  • Jamie Gagliano - Chief Operating Officer: "August 3, 2023, Jamie was Ed's client. I recently underwent a career transition, and I owe a great deal of my success to Ed."

  • Steven Calicutt, MBA - CIO / CISO: "July 20, 2023, Steven was Ed's client. Ed has been a true blessing in so many ways as my career advisor and coach."

  • Kirk Challis - Territory Sales Manager: "June 1, 2023, Kirk was Ed's client. Ed and his team first helped me create a resume from scratch."

  • Patrick O'Boyle - Global Internal Communications: "May 4, 2023, Patrick was Ed's client. Ed Samuel has been an immensely valuable partner in my career journey over the past four years."

  • Tim Clawser, MBA - Distribution Tech Services Project Manager: "January 16, 2023, Tim was Ed's client. Thank you SO much to Ed and Safiya at SamNova. My experience with Ed and Safiya was outstanding. They were very flexible with scheduling our work sessions."

  • Joseph Mulholland - Financial Services Professional: "December 14, 2022, Joseph was Ed's client. I would highly recommend Ed and his services to anyone looking for assistance with their career. He is especially helpful for anyone making a pivot and looking for direction."

  • Kevin Clark - Manufacturing Engineer: "December 14, 2022, Kevin was Ed's client. My experience with SamNova was second to none. Ed and Safiya were able to work our sessions around my schedule."

  • Jessica Deer - Communications and Marketing Expert: "December 7, 2022, Jessica was Ed's client. Ed was introduced to me prior to entering the job search. He helped me identify the skills to highlight so that I was able to land the correct position to help move forward in my career."

  • Tom Dunleavy - Operations Executive: "October 12, 2022, Tom was Ed's client. Ed is a thoughtful person and a fantastic resource. I came to him with plenty of transferrable skills and very little experience in the modern job market."

Ed is the author of "Optimize Your Resume - Dos and Don'ts the SamNova Way," a comprehensive guide that empowers individuals to enhance their resumes and amplify their market value. Published by Stonegate Publishing in September 2019, this book provides step-by-step instructions on crafting resumes that truly stand out, delivering practical tips and insights on presenting the best of oneself in the job market.

Honors & Awards

  • In 2009, Ed was recognized as the "Recruiter of the Year" in the Eastern US by Global Recruiters, a testament to his exceptional skills in talent acquisition.
  • He has also received the "Presidents Award" from QAD, Inc., showcasing his dedication to excellence in various professional roles.
  • Ed has been honored as a "You Rock" multiple winner by Cross Talks, an organization with which he is closely associated.

Ed Samuel is an active participant in various professional organizations:

  • He is a Founding Member of PowerThinkingCorp, where he focuses on resilience training, contributing to personal and professional development (since January 2020).
  • Ed serves as a Chapter Leader for Believers in Business, Kennett Square, fostering an environment of networking and collaboration (since January 2018).
  • As the Facilitator and Leader of the Career Professionals Executive Networking Group (CPENG) in Greater Wilmington, DE, he helps mid to senior-level leaders in job transitions (since January 2018).
  • Ed is a Board Member and Team Leader for Cross Talks - A Business Focus Think Tank (since January 2017). He actively supports the organization's mission to connect and educate entrepreneurs through a Biblical worldview.
  • He is a proud member of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce (since January 2017) and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (from January 2017 to September 2020).
  • Ed Samuel has been a member of Business Network International (BNI) (from January 2018 to January 2019), where he contributed to fostering long-term, meaningful relationships among business professionals.
  • He has also played a crucial role as a Leader and Facilitator for ExecuNet in Greater Wilmington, DE (from January 2014 to January 2018), supporting executives in their job searches and networking endeavors on behalf of CCI Consulting, A Career Partners International Firm.

Ed Samuel is a compassionate individual who is actively involved in various causes, including animal welfare, children's issues, education, and environmental conservation. He demonstrates his commitment to making a positive impact on society.

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