Hi, I'm Sam. As Vice President of Client Strategy & Growth at Cantina, my job is to create strategic alliances with Cantina’s clients and partners. For over 17 years, I’ve worked with software and technology companies as a revenue generator, account manager, and digital strategist. My passion is helping businesses grow through innovation; something Cantina does quite often. My career has allowed me to cross paths with Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups. A few examples include Aetna, Partners HealthCare, IDG, Elsevier, Pearson, The New England Patriots, LEGO, Cannondale, ABInBev, Oppenheimer Funds, SyncThink, and Toast.
I’m also actively involved in the tech and marketing communities as a speaker at events like Macworld | iWorld, CMJ Marathon and Canadian Music Week’s Digital Media Summit. I write about trends in emerging tech for the health and IoT industry through Cantina’s blog.
"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela
Areas of Expertise & Interest:
Digital strategy, connected products, IoT and Innovation, audio production, and sound design.
Other Fun Facts:
As a longtime bandleader, musician and songwriter, I have had the great honor of sharing the stage with artists such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, ZZ Top, and The Yardbirds. Producing and playing music has always been a passion of mine. I am also a certified Audio Engineer from Boston University College of Communications.
B.A., Bowdoin College