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Sam O’Daniel

Independent Consultant
The Startup IT Guy
Guest Blogger

Sam has transformed IT at a variety of companies large and small, where his primary focus is simplification of processes, systems, and infrastructure. After receiving a BA in English/Creative Writing at San Diego State University, Sam worked at a Mac-only chain in the San Francisco Bay area before moving on to software sales at Dantz Development, a backup software company. Sam was transferred within the company to webmaster assistant, where his interest in technological infrastructure grew. After moving back to Colorado in 2002, Sam focused on internal IT and sought to elevate his managerial and strategic planning skills, enrolling in 2007 at the University of Denver, where he completed his Masters in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Information Systems. While IT Manager at SendGrid, he and his team helped the company scale from 90 to 250 employees. Sam is now an independent consultant helping with IT strategy and support of startups & small businesses as The Startup IT Guy (

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