President & CEO
A graduate of Valdosta State University, Sandusky has worked in the technology industry for over 20 years, gaining industry experience through regional and global stalwarts that include The Waldec Group, CompuCom Systems and IBM. Sam plays an active role in the company through the development of his management team, overseeing operations, and generating new business through team sales efforts, merger and acquisition, and key manufacturer relationships. Under Sam’s leadership, Big Sur has won coveted industry awards that include Novell Partner of the Year for North America in 2003 & 2005, and Microsoft’s Rookie of the Year in 2007. Sam has served on various Channel Advisory Boards of leading partners, including Novell, Hewlett Packard, and Level Platforms which keeps Big Sur on the cutting edge of technology.
Sam meets monthly with leading CEO’s in the region to discuss ways to increase the quality, and continued viability of sustainable organizations headquartered in central Florida. Throughout all of the up’s and down’s of running his own business, it’s Sam’s personal walk of faith that continues to provide a solid foundation for he and his family to build their company upon. Personal involvement in his church provides Sam and his family a strong foundation for personal faith, deeper relationships in the community, and a weekly reminder that God can create lasting bonds in his family unachievable through his own efforts.
When Sam’s not in the office, he can be found out riding his road bike or mountain bike at breakneck speeds through the streets of Florida, or in the mountains of distant states. Ever the competitor, Sam saddled up next to Lance Armstrong in the summer of 2012 at the EXTERRA US National Championship in Utah. He and his wife Lisa have enjoyed competing in triathlon racing for over a decade, and both have qualified for multiple national and world championship races. If you can’t find Sam at work or in a race, take a look in his backyard and you’ll probably find Sam & Lisa jumping on their trampoline with one, or all of their three girls.