Platform team

Sam Polstein

heads up strategic communications and public affairs at Tusk Venture Partners. He helps TVP portfolio companies develop messaging and reach their target audiences through earned, owned, and paid media strategies.

He was previously a Managing Director at Tusk Holdings and prior to that the Head of Digital at Tusk Strategies. Prior to joining Tusk, Sam served as Senior Associate at Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) – leading digital and paid media strategies for a wide variety of political, philanthropic, & corporate clients. Before BPI, Sam managed and worked on political campaigns for Democrats across the country, including statewide and local campaigns in New York, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Sam is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he received a B.A. in Political Science. He is based out of the firm's NY office.