Shyamal Patel

Chief Operating Officer

Sam joined SEARCH in 2023 with over a decade of operations experience. He is responsible for ensuring that our delivery of cultural resource services remains the best in the industry.

Sam earned his master’s degree in Space Systems from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Prior to SEARCH, Sam served as Senior Director of Starship Operations at SpaceX where he was responsible for launch operations at SpaceX’s Starbase site. He is a private pilot, an emergency medical technician, and a member of The Explorer’s Club.

Sam lives in Florida.