Samantha Hollack

Samantha Hollack (MBA '04) is a senior financial analyst for the national clothing retailer, American Eagle Outfitters. Based in the company's Pittsburgh headquarters, Hollack monitors performance and cost in the areas of supply chain/logistics, real estate, and the outlet stores.

"At Katz, the finance aspect was important, but it was just as important that I practice teamwork and learn how to multitask," Hollack says.

Financial analysis is an important part of Hollack's job - and so is being a team player, since Hollack relies on other American Eagle business units to provide her with data. Hollack credits her Katz MBA for transforming her into a nimble, open-minded collaborator. Hollack says she prides herself on being able to find outside-the-box solutions to problems.

"At budget time, it's all hands on deck. You have to be able to trust the person beside you," Hollack says.