Sam Abbitt

Sam Abbitt

CEO and Cofounder at Savage Race

Orlando, Florida Area

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Sam Abbitt's Overview

  • CEO at Savage Race
  • OHS

500+ connections


Sam Abbitt's Summary

I am an extremely focused worker and leader. If I set my mind to the completion of a project, it will consume me until it is complete. I am an analytical person. I find creative ways to solve problems. I am a leader and delegator. I take pride in discovering and nurturing the skills of others. I am fair and honest in my dealings with others, yet am willing to expeditiously make difficult decisions in the interest of my company, my partners and my team.

Sam Abbitt's Experience


Savage Race

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months)

As CEO of Savage Race, I lead an outstanding team of intelligent and focused A-players. Through hard work and creative thinking, we have created a nationally recognized endurance race brand from scratch in less than two years. I'm very proud of the team that I work with every day.


Holly Mill Investments

20142014 (less than a year)

Vice President Marketing and Events

Savage Race

February 2011May 2012 (1 year 4 months)

Oversee all marketing efforts for Savage Race.

Responsible for sourcing, scheduling and negotiating contracts with venues, vendors, suppliers, entertainers and other parties.

Ensure that Savage Race adds value and meaning to the lives of participants and spectators.

Project Manager

Charles Perry Construction

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Construction industry

December 2009March 2011 (1 year 4 months)

Osceola Regional Medical Center - 5th Floor Vertical Expansion

Project Engineer

Charles Perry Construction

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Construction industry

May 2007December 2009 (2 years 8 months)

Volusia County DDD High School - $96 Million, 360,000 SF

Construction Management Intern

Charles Perry Construction

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Construction industry

January 2005May 2007 (2 years 5 months)

As an intern at CPC I had the luxury to work with the best planners, leaders and managers in the industry. CPC is where I began to learn how to negotiate, manage other people, and coordinate the successful outcome of complex projects. I was as green as they come when I started, but I left with an arsenal of skills.

Sam Abbitt's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer Director

      Mad Cap Events, LLC
      • Children
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Poverty Alleviation

Sam Abbitt's Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Most Influential Men (nominee)

    Orlando Business Journal
    • September 2012
  • 2012 Orlando's 40 Under 40: Business's rising stars

    Orlando Business Journal
    • August 2012

Sam Abbitt's Projects

  • Savage Race Florida Fall 2012

    • March 2012 to November 2012
    Team Members: Sam Abbitt, Lloyd Parker, Sean Wolters, Alex Brown

    Savage Race Florida Fall 2012 was one of many events our company has produced. This particular event attracted over 9,000 participants and spectators, and had a major economic impact on the local community. This event helped Savage Race become nationally recognized because it served as the catalyst for our winning Travelete's "Best Obstacle Race Series" of 2012.

Sam Abbitt's Skills & Expertise

  1. Process Scheduler
  2. Contract Management
  3. Construction
  4. Construction Management
  5. LEED AP
  6. Contract Negotiation
  7. Job Scheduling
  8. Team Leadership
  9. Staff Development
  10. Process Improvement
  11. Social Media Marketing
  12. Customer Service
  13. Facebook Marketing
  14. Facebook Fan Page Strategies
  15. Business Planning
  16. Strategic Planning
  17. Contractors
  18. Project Planning
  19. Management
  20. Negotiation
  21. Marketing
  22. MS Project
  23. Budgets
  24. Microsoft Office
  25. Strategy
  26. Team Building
  27. Project Management
  28. Supervisory Skills
  29. Leadership
  30. Entrepreneurship
  31. Creative Direction
  32. Microsoft Excel
  33. Business Development
  34. PowerPoint

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Sam Abbitt's Education

University of Florida - M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction

Master of Science, Building Construction


Licenses & Accreditations: LEED AP, Certified General Contractor, ASHE Hospital Construction Certificate

Activities and Societies: Construction Management Association of America

University of South Florida

BA, College of Behavioral and Community Science



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