Sam joined Harvard in 2010, where he is responsible for commercializing technologies emerging from the University’s research labs and structuring corporate partnerships that help advance Harvard research. Prior to Harvard, Sam negotiated M&A transactions, representing small, privately-held technology and services businesses. Previously, he served in a variety of business development, marketing and sales roles at two venture capital-backed startups and was Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Dialogic Corporation, which was later acquired by Intel. He was also a management consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, advising clients in the software, semiconductor and electronics sectors. Sam holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.