Sam Chandler co-founded Nitro in 2005 and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. Under Sam's leadership, the once-tiny startup has transformed into a leading global document productivity software company that went public on the ASX in 2019. Today, Nitro employs over 200 Nitronauts around the world, has over 2.6 million licensed users, and nearly 12,000 business customers in 154 countries.
A serial entrepreneur, Sam brings with him over 20 years of global technology leadership experience, both in Australia and Silicon Valley. He started his company at age 16, while still in high school, and his second at age 21, while attending university, before co-founding Nitro. In 2014, Sam was named the Ernst and Young Australian Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year. Sam previously sat on the Board of the Australian Communities Foundation and is currently an investor and mentor at Startmate, the leading Australian tech accelerator, and an investor and advisor at Bloom Venture Partners, an early-stage SaaS VC firm in the United States.