Sam was the CEO and Managing Director of California Software Limited (Calsoft) from 1992 –Feb 2012. He founded Calsoft in 1992 and under Sam's vision Calsoft rapidly grew from a niche player in the Silicon Valley to a global player with over 1200 employees and presence in 8 countries. Sam took Calsoft Public and listed the company in the Indian Stock Exchanges. Sam oversaw the growth of Calsoft in all key areas - Finance, Strategy, Customer acquisition and inorganic growth through eight acquisitions including companies in U.S, UK, Japan and India.
Sam is passionate about science and technology and believes that harnessing the power of science is critical to innovation and wealth creation. Just as technology was the key driver of business in the 20th century, he believes that science will directly drive economic development as well as social and environmental well-being in the 21st century. It is this strong belief that has led him to make the move from Software Services where he spent the first 20 years of his career to a future that blends Science and Technology with Business.
A natural entrepreneur, Sam is constantly challenging and redefining the boundaries of his own personal achievements. He works tirelessly towards building and mentoring successful businesses; He sits on the board of a number of companies, both in US and India. In this role he advises, guides and mentors these companies to help them grow and realize their true potential. At present he is associated with Impelsys Inc, New York, USA, ePay Healthcare, Lafayette, CA, USA, and the Centre for Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB), Toronto, Canada.
Pursuit of knowledge is “religion” for him. His insatiable thirst for knowledge has led him to constantly question and seek. He imbibes knowledge from all possible avenues; he travels extensively and is a voracious reader.
He has been constantly retooling himself and has attended various training programs in different U.S universities including MIT. In 2010, he completed the Executive Education program at the Singularity University in Sunnyvale, California. Sam has an engineering degree and an MBA (majoring in Management Information Systems) from India's premier institute, IIM Calcutta.
Sam is based in Foster City, CA but visits India every alternate month.
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