My friends call me Sami the Bull because I go after what inspires me with a laser-like focus and an unwavering determination. I'm about internationalism and the difficult quest to achieve balance. Balance between my very intense work and jet-setting personal life, between my fascination with innovation and my respect for tradition, among the four cultures present in my family, and between the structure I know I need to succeed and the instinctive creativity that is in my nature.
Having been born and raised in the great city of Rome, Italy (known as "THE BOSS"), I am crazy about soccer, Formula 1 racing, great food, and high fashion. At the same time I deeply appreciate mother nature and like to spend time outdoors or away from the city or the TV...When travel is not an option then dancing, cooking (especially Italian food), or driving to an improvised location along the beautiful California coast are valid options as well.
Although I can be very analytical, at the end of the day I am a feeler and love to spend time understanding people, talking to them, sharing feelings and human experiences, and really internalizing other people's points of view. At the end of the day what that means, above all, is that I enjoy listening to people and really absorbing what they have to say by putting myself in their shoes, at all times. This is something that I find women tend to naturally have an easier time doing than men, i.e. to LISTEN first and speak their minds or voice their opinions later. It's part of the reason why I like women so much.
I am a very passionate and visual person and appreciate craftsmanship in many fields, from fashion design to architecture to engineering to art. This attention to aesthetics probably originates from my having grown up in Italy, known for that matter as 'Il Bel Paese'. I have fun turning my attention to detail into humor by performing super-accurate imitations of famous actors and movie scenes. My funkiest one yet is a scene where an Indian cab driver speaks Spanish to a Colombian girl in Madrid...
I am an entrepreneur and work best when I can chart my own destiny and have the freedom to explore and find my way. Fortunately, I have been able to make this formula of organized chaos work well for me. I tend to see much further down the road earlier than others, and then feel driven to push to turn that vision into reality. It doesn't always work out by any stretch, but it does often enough that I feel compelled to keep actively doing rather than passively observing.
My background is very international - a unique combination of Middle Eastern, Italian, and American that influences virtually all that I do and permeates my thinking. I am very intense emotionally -- I usually strike a pretty deep chord -- yet very rational and even-keeled at the same time. I speak several languages and enjoy having friends from all over the country and the world, as well as traveling to Europe several times a year. I am very close to my family, especially my six nieces and nephews.
I would like my match to be a woman of class, integrity, and true inner strength. Sexy and sweet at the same time, and not necessarily in that order. If she sees reflected in me her unique combination of high intensity and yet real inner serenity, then she might just have what it takes to handle Sami the Bull.