Sam is a startup veteran having served as CTO or Chief Software Architect at numerous early to mid stage startups in the fintech, commercial real estate, online cloud storage, healthcare, and corporate learning spaces, including Arist (YC S20), Blockvue, and DuroSoft.

Sam is also a former DoD Scientist for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport and has done compilers research for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and AI research for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Sam is a former recipient of the coveted NREIP and SMART DoD scholarships. He also holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Brown University and bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from Dickinson College.