Jesse Samberg

Jesse Samberg (Advisor) is a nationally recognized public-sector planning and operations leader. Jesse had a 30-year career at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. There he led efforts to transform several of the key business functions.  Starting with Real Estate, Jesse was responsible for digitizing real estate property records dating back to the 1850s and then provided a framework to exploit the value as a funding source for the MTA. During the 1990s, Jesse was CFO of the MTA Card Company, created to manage the implementation and management of the MetroCard. Following the successful completion, Jesse was a senior leader in managing the MTA’s $17 billion budget. He represented MTA at FERC in DC in creating an independent, competitive energy market there. He then turned his attention to the opportunity to consolidate and modernize technology and operations spread across 7 operating agencies into a single, world-renowned Business Service Center. 

After leaving the MTA, Jesse was IBM’s federal shared services lead, working across the 25 agencies that report directly to the President. Many prominent organizations in Washington recognize his work. Jesse was also a thought leader as a Fellow for the IBM Center for the Business of Government.  Thereafter Jesse shifted his focus to the state and local modernization and transformation of transportation agencies and operators across the US for Accenture. His thought leadership extends to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), mobility, automation, workforce development, and other innovative solutions.