King recognized for her contributions to Veracode’s growth and leadership role in developing other’s careers
BURLINGTON, MA – May 19, 2014 – Veracode, the application security company, today announced that Sam King, executive vice president of product strategy and corporate development, was selected by Mass High Tech as one of the twenty Women to Watch in 2014. Mass High Tech’s Women to Watch award honors women who are both driven and influential leaders and mentors in the community.
"As more technology and life sciences companies continue to put amazingly bright and powerful women in more prominent roles, the Women to Watch awards continues to shine a much deserved spotlight on these women and continues to acknowledge them for their leadership behind the scenes in the office and in their community. This year’s honorees come from a broad range of sectors including clean tech, academia and biotech, showing the growth of women in leadership roles throughout many industries. Mass High Tech is proud to honor these women and looks forward to their continued success,” said Chris McIntosh, Publisher, Mass High Tech/Boston Business Journal.
“For the past eight years, Sam has been a driving force behind Veracode’s product and overall strategy,” said Bob Brennan, CEO, Veracode. “In addition to contributing to Veracode’s growth, Sam has been dedicated to growing the careers of those around her. We are lucky to have Sam as part of our team and as a mentor as we continue to grow and expand our employee base.”
Sam King is the executive vice president of product strategy and corporate development. In this role, Sam oversees product management, corporate development, M&A activities and building key industry and strategic alliances. Sam is a well-recognized speaker and has presented at various industry events including RSA, Gartner and InfoSecurity events. She came to Veracode from VeriSign (formerly Guardent), where she held product management and product marketing responsibilities as well as managed the professional services and customer relationship management teams. Prior to VeriSign, Ms. King served as Product Manager for i-cube/Razorfish, where she led major customer engagements ranging from legacy system transformations to the development of large scale custom applications and web applications.
Sam earned her Masters of Science and Engineering in Computer and Information Science from University of Pennsylvania and her BS in Computer Science from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland where she was the recipient of the prestigious Charles Babbage Award – awarded to the student with the highest academic achievement in the graduating class.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Sam serves as a mentor for the Boston Product Management Association and is an executive member of the working mothers group in her community.
For more information about the event and a list of this year’s honorees go to: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/event/100331