Sam is co-founder and CEO of Tyto Life LLC, a Silicon Valley based technology startup.
Sam sits on the boards of several privately held technology companies and non-profit organizations.
Sam was a General Partner at MDV (Mohr Davidow Ventures), a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm and Managing Director of Internet Capital Group where he led west coast and Asian operations and served as a member of ICG’s acquisition committee. His venture investments were primarily in consumer internet, software, mobile and B2B spaces.
Before that, Sam spent 12 years at Microsoft where he was a corporate officer and Vice President of Worldwide Enterprise Sales. Sam’s primary focus was leading the worldwide SMB and Channel efforts for Microsoft, managing revenue of over $10bn and marketing and sales budgets of over $1bn. During his time there, he focused on creating and building consumer and business brands, programs and products including: Microsoft Certified, Microsoft Open License, Microsoft TechNet, Microsoft Premier Support and Microsoft Small Business Server. Additionally, he launched Microsoft’s efforts to fight piracy and was the executive driving Microsoft’s accessibility efforts – helping to ensure that Windows was usable by all people, with a variety of physical disabilities. Working directly for Steve Ballmer, he also served as general manager of Worldwide Business Strategy and led building Microsoft.com during its early growth years.
Sam serves on the board of trustees for his alma mater, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.