As vice president of business development, Samm is responsible for driving Puppet’s alliances strategy and execution, in addition to managing merger and acquisition activities. Samm brings a balanced blend of product marketing and business development background, with more than 25 years industry experience working with companies around the globe. Prior to his current role, Samm was vice president of software alliances at Citrix, where he led the cloud and mobility alliances team. He also spent nearly 10 years at Microsoft in roles ranging from sales strategy, product management, product planning, and product marketing. Samm brings a broad spectrum of experiences from large and mid-sized software companies, to startups and as an IT practitioner.