Sam Pfanstiel

Solution Principal, PCI in Westminster, Colorado

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I enjoy drawing from my extensive hands-on payment security experience, technical insight, communication skills, and strategic understanding to implement real-world e-business tools for the agile enterprise. My deep and versatile understanding of technology management, software development and architecture, PCI compliance, systems administration, and cloud service delivery allow me to create and adapt existing tools for seamless technology solutions. I value the creative application of business technology, and strive to build a culture of improved IT operations and increased profitability.

My career has given me the unique opportunity to work in the trenches as a developer, as well as lead large systems and development teams. I've served as both CIO and CEO, but am no stranger to rolling up my sleeves and tackling a new role. I've launched startups, and been the last one to turn off the lights on my way out. In my most recent role, I operated as the head solutions engineer for a leading payment security company, filling a variety of sales, ops, IT, BA, and PM roles. This broad range of technical experience, combined with management and operations experience, has empowered me to be an insightful and empathetic leader.

My wife, three kids, and I live in the Denver metro area. I enjoy travel, distance running, skiing, and playing soccer or volleyball with the kids.

BS - MBA - PHD Candidate

Solution Principal, Coalfire Systems, Inc.
Founder and President, Diverge, Inc.
Founder and Executive Director, Give Or Go, Inc.
CEO and Chairman, S4F, Inc.

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  • Work
    • Coalfire Systems, Inc,
  • Education
    • Capella University