Samica Telhomme is a Principal at BanyanGlobal. She is experienced in change management, talent strategy, and people development. Samica helps owners align on goals, resolve conflict, and navigate through major organizational transitions to build a lasting business.
Prior to Banyan, Samica worked in Consulting at Accenture, enabling Fortune 500 companies to build business capabilities, navigate through complex changes, design business processes, and create effective HR operating models. She worked in a variety of industries, including retail, high tech, and resources, with clients from around the world. Samica obtained a Master of Management Studies degree from Duke University as a Fuqua Scholar (top 5% of class) and a BBA in Economics and International Business and Trade from Florida Atlantic University, all with Honors.
Samica’s interest in family business started early. She was born and raised in Haiti, where she grew up in her family’s retail business. Working for the business each summer, she learned to appreciate the nuances and complexities of a family enterprise as well as the sense of pride that comes with growing a business through generations. Samica enjoys working through the intricate balance of personal and business. “A family business has a major impact on every member of the family,” Samica says. “There are tough decisions involved in running any business and, in a family-owned company, the results influence not only the future of that company, but also the relationships with the most important people in your life.”
Outside of work, Samica enjoys playing tennis, running, hiking, reading, and traveling. She is a passionate Duke Basketball fan and strongly believes Roger Federer is the best tennis player in history. Samica lives in Boston and enjoys spending time with friends as they explore new restaurants (especially those with spicy foods).