As Director of Products, Sam is responsible for Starling’s product vision and user experience, which includes the range of banking, payments, lending and business products offered through the mobile apps and online.
Sam began his career as a software engineer, designing and delivering features for an accounting package during the school holidays. After a degree in Chemistry, too much of which was spent building software, he joined a software consultancy and worked in almost every area from sales, requirements definitions and process design to implementation and support.
Sam joined Starling in 2016 to deliver the systems and apps required to launch the Starling current account to customers, excited by the opportunity to deliver rapid product and technical innovation to a slow-moving and change averse sector. His Starling highlight is being the person to push the button to publish the Starling app to the App Store for the first time.
If he wasn’t at Starling, Sam would probably still be satisfying his obsession with efficiency by building systems for another area of life, preferably whilst living on the coast.