Sam, a former filmmaker turned software engineer, has carved out a successful career for himself by skillfully working with creative individuals to find solutions to complex problems. With a strong sense of urgency, curiosity, and open-mindedness, Sam has become a respected figure in the tech industry, holding various positions at Andreessen Horowitz, Imgur, and Sidewalk Labs before settling as a Product Lead at Stripe. Sam is also known for his work as a Partner at Boulton & Watt, where he helps other companies grow and succeed.
Sam's background includes a BA in History and Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and time spent studying at the University of Oxford. His diverse intellectual interests range from business history and economic development to software development, visual art, and augmented cognition.
In his work, Sam draws inspiration from creative geniuses like David Chang and Rick Rubin, who have a knack for combining genres and empowering other creators. Sam brings this same ethos to his professional life, leveraging his skills to bring out the best in others while continually pushing himself to learn and grow.