Sam Ulan, 57, proves that bean counters don't have to be boring. The Ayers Saint Gross chief financial officer is known at work for his fun style, which he describes as "a little on the edge." "I try to be a little bit different and have fun with clothes." He put a smile on our faces when we "glimpsed" him at the architectural firm's Tide Point offices. The Clarksville resident sported some madras pants that he found at paulfrederick.com and a baby blue Michael Kors polo shirt from Bloomingdales, which he'd topped off with a bright white cotton blend jacket that was part of a Jos. A. Bank suit. "I like to split it up, and mix and match." Ulan added more panache with a navy pocket square, cream and brown Jos. A. Bank saddle shoes, and a straw fedora, also from paulfrederick.com. This CFO credits a creative workplace for awakening his personal creativity. "I used to work for very conservative companies ... and was a very buttoned-up CPA. I have a closet full of dark suits that I never wear anymore."
Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun