As a Silicon Valley veteran of 20 years, Sam has helped many companies build and scale new digital products, find product-market fit, and build and improve product development capabilities. He works with product executives and teams to build strong leadership and execution skills, through a focus on mindfulness, autonomy, and social impact. He has worked with companies large and small, including Adobe, Sharethrough, Teach for America, Anthem, PG&E, Blackstone, Credit Sesame and many others. He authored the book, Startup Patterns, released in 2016, and is a regular speaker at product and engineering events around the US.
Long, long ago, computers were the reserved territory of the bean counters. Software usage in corporate America originated inside the Finance department, sequestered mainly to accounting purposes. This is evident in the fact that the first major business application developed for a Graphical User Interface was a spreadsheet.