Gould & Ratner is pleased to announce that Samuel T. Bassett has joined the firm as its Director of Business Development.
In this new role at the firm, Bassett will work closely with both individual attorneys and the firm’s practices to create, lead and implement strategic business development objectives and goals. His long-term focus will be on supporting successful relationships for the firm with both current and new clients, with an eye toward gauging and constantly improving the client experience and the service the firm provides.
“We are thrilled to have Sam join our team. Our lawyers are here to help our clients succeed by providing them with practical solutions for their business needs, and Sam is here to guide and support those efforts,” said John Byrne, Gould & Ratner’s Chief Marketing Officer. “His background in sales and service management for a large technology company will be a tremendous asset and a driving force behind our delivery of top-notch client service.”
Gould & Ratner is Bassett’s first law firm, but he has spent his career in business development and sales management successfully serving a variety of professional service organizations in the education and nonprofit sectors. In fact, his prior company recognized him with its President’s Achievement Award for outstanding leadership and success in enhancing profitability during an industry downturn in the recent pandemic.
Bassett earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma. He was conferred a Ph.D. in political science by the University of Illinois at Chicago.