Sam Gish


Sam Gish has been with GBS since 2018. Prior to his role as a Benefits Consultant, Sam played a key role as a Population Health Analyst. With his knowledge and expertise in Population Health, the transition to consultant brought with it an emphasis in financial services, healthcare services, market analysis, and data management. Sam partners with executives and HR professionals to help maintain the homeostatic balance between expense and employee experience.


Sam Grew up all over the U.S. and after meeting his wonderful wife finally set his roots in Arizona. Before coming to AZ Sam had lived in Taiwan for 2 years where we learned Mandarin Chinese and developed many lasting friendships. Upon returning to the U.S. Sam resumed his studies in Statistics & Actuarial Science. He Received his B.S. from BYU in Statistics and is currently a Master’s Degree candidate at Harvard University seeking a degree in Data Science. Sam’s focus in these areas make him an unparalleled asset when analyzing employee benefits, financial analysis, risk management, or general problem-solving.


As a client of Sam’s, you can expect him to work relentlessly on your behalf – driving innovation, problem solving, and pushing industry standards. When not consulting Sam is often playing guitar with his children or enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.


"Over the last seven years we have partnered with GBS on the development of key components of our Employee Wellbeing Strategy. Through this partnership we have significantly enhanced to our benefit plans while containing costs increases for our benefit plans. Roughly three years ago, Sam Gish joined the team as our primary analyst. Sam quickly immersed himself in understanding our objectives and began to assist in our continuous improvement philosophy. His analytical skills, attention to detail and knowledge of healthcare have added tremendous value to the team. We have many fruitful relationships with vendors and third-party providers, however Sam’s approach in partnering and responding to our needs has truly demonstrated what relationship building is all about. We consider Sam as a valued member of our team and can point to specific contributions that have advanced our Employee Wellbeing Strategy."
Lyman Locket
Human Resources Director, City of Goodyear, Arizona

  • Joined GBS in 2018 as an actuarial student
  • Started in underwriting and analytics
  • Experience in all client industries
  • Advanced-Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

  • Spending Time with Family and Friends
  • Lacrosse
  • Golf
  • Reading & Writing
  • Travel

Areas of Expertise

  • Negotiation
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Population Health
  • Management


  • Bachelors: Statistics – Brigham Young University
  • Masters: Data Science – Harvard University (candidate)