Sam is an Edmonton-based entrepreneur, with a focus on innovation in the technology, healthcare, and energy sectors. Specifically, Sam leads the team at Punchcard Systems, in working with Alberta businesses and public-sector organizations to create more effective business technology.
In the community, he provides leadership and advisory to a number of different organizations, as a member of the board of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Winspear Centre for Music, as the past-chair of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, and as a co-founder of Startup Edmonton, an entrepreneur-led social enterprise that aims to amplify innovation, activate startups and make Edmonton a hotbed for creativity and entrepreneurship.
Currently, Sam is serving as Chair of the Winspear Centre Completion Design and Construction Committee, working to fulfill the original vision for the facility, and add over 40,000 square feet of creative and incubation space, as a well as a modern district energy generation plant, to Edmonton's downtown core.
In 2012, Sam was named one of Edmonton's Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine, and in 2013, the University of Alberta recognized him with the Horizon Award, as an outstanding young alumnus.