Employee highlight: Sam Ward

Meet Sam Ward, LeagueSide's new Head of Marketing!

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About you

I’ve found my path from an art student hosting concerts in Pittsburgh to the Boston tech scene, where I discovered my niche in B2B marketing in the media world. I’ve got a passion for startups, and love adtech and media that’s mission-driven. Outside of work I spend my time on home improvement DIYs, biking, listening to podcasts, and hanging out with my dog.

Where you’re from

I grew up an hour west of Boston, and now live in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

FUN FACT

I can play the piano and ukulele, and was once a competent trumpet and bass guitar player.

Favorite youth sports memory

I can’t say I was the most coordinated kid, but once I started high school I joined the cross country team, where I shared many happy memories with the team. The ones that stand out revolve around singing on the bus to invitationals, and pasta dinners.

Background/Career highlights

I worked at digital media agency Gupta Media as creative project manager, where I had the opportunity to lead project development & strategy for the creative team. One highlight was our pitch winning the brand refresh for Boston Calling Music Festival, and I enjoyed working with other clients like Sony Music, Disney, E3, and Amazon Music. Most recently before joining LeagueSide, I was Director of Growth at Soofa, a media startup based in Cambridge, MA. There I built the customer success program and pioneered the marketing team.

WHY YOU JOINED LEAGUESIDE

I joined LeagueSide because I see the enormous potential for growth in the IRL community marketing space.

(S)CORE VALUE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU

Growth Mindset. I love being part of a team of big thinkers.