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Sara Hammes

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Market Development. Principal, The Vita Group. Formerly Head of market development for a variety of early stage and emerging companies.

Market Development. Principal, The Vita Group. Formerly Head of market development for a variety of early stage and emerging companies.

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Neuron Highway
South Korean Government
South Korean Government


Adjunct Professor Phillips Graduate Institute September 2015 - present
Community Board member LabLaunch September 2015 - present
President The Vita Group January 2009 - present
VP Sales & Marketing Belco, an Elecnor Group company January 2012 - December 2014
Senior Director of Marketing DRI Companies December 2009 - December 2010
Vice President of Marketing EI Solutions, Suntech Power January 2007 - December 2008
Manager Strategy and Marketing, Business Sector Southern California Edison (SCE) October 2004 - January 2007
VP, Group Account Director MRM//McCann December 2000 - October 2003
Director of Strategy Razorfish June 1999 - October 2000
Marketing Manager, Internal Consultant Cisco May 1996 - June 1999
Journalist Fortune Magazine May 1989 - April 1991
Trade Advisor and Speech Writer South Korean Government January 1988 - December 1988


UCLA Accounting 2011 - 2013
Thunderbird School of Global Management International Business 1994 - 1996
UC Berkeley Economics August 1982 - May 1986

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

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Joe Boyce
We worked together  •  Executive Recruiter, CyberCoders. Previously Northeast Sales Manager, Advanced Solar.
Simply put, Sara has a great mind. She has the creativity to formulate great ideas, the analytical and business skills to plan and execute, ... and the personality and drive to see things through to successful completion.
Bruce Rauhe
We worked together  •  R&D Imagineer, Principal, Walt Disney Imagineering. University of California, Berkeley grad. University of Florida grad.
Sara has a keen ability to take in the full situation, create a vision, think strategically about where to take things, and then, amazingly, ... take real action to achieve her goals. She knows "business", from finance to marketing to sales to management.... even technology! I'd have her lead my team any day.
Suelyn Kim
We worked together  •  Creative director and design strategist with 15+ yrs experience. Worked with startups, agencies, consultancies.
Sara is a rare gem, who has amazing foresight, operational, and managerial skills to bring the most challenging ideas or projects to life. ... I've known her for many years now and had the pleasure of working with her as well. She thinks big picture first, and is very mindful of the most effective ways to build it. She's a wonderful communicator and a strategic leader who can take complicated ideas/situations and help people gain an insightful understanding of where to go next. She has a refreshing and "keepin' real" personality that cuts through to the heart of any issue. And in the trenches, she's the one you want to be with. She focuses on how to create or build the right team, while seeking the best results for the business and for people around her.