Sam is one of StarLeaf’s longest standing employees, joining us as a founder member of the engineering team more than 10 years ago. He combines a solid academic background in computer science with experience working in a variety of tech roles, most recently as our director of engineering.

“I chose to join StarLeaf because after a period in academia, I wanted to work on something meaningful, where I could make a real impact – and in StarLeaf I’ve found that. It’s the mix and breadth of technology we’re using, and the challenges we’re solving, that all keeps me here,” says Sam.

Hailing from New Zealand, Sam earned a PhD in Computer Science, following on from a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Waikato. Now based in the UK, he worked previously for organizations including Intel Research, Barclays Capital, as well as time spent working for Google, in the California-based Platforms Engineering group.

Sam Jansen CTO