America On Tech announces the appointment of Sam Jackson, Managing Director at Lincoln International, to its New York City Regional Advisory Board.
About Sam Jackson:
Sam Jackson is a Managing Director at Lincoln International, specializing in M&A in the Technology, Media and Telecom space. He has extensive experience advising enterprise and vertical software businesses in raising capital and complete majority and minority transactions with both strategic and institutional investors. Sam graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB in Government, Economics and Sociology and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Here is our brief interview with Sam:
Why did you get involved with America on Tech?
I believe that lack of access and information are the largest impediments to students of color benefiting from technology focused training and college programs that can propel them into careers in technology. While I personally had to navigate these obstacles in my educational and early professional career, it took my reaching a certain stage professionally to reconcile the challenges I faced in finding my place in this industry with the need to actively work to eliminate them for the next generation.
I’ve known Jess and Evin since they founded America On Tech and have been continually impressed by how they’ve taken their shared vison and built a scalable organization that has positively impacted thousands of lives to date. My goal in serving on the NY Regional Board is to contribute to further expanding the reach of AOT’s mission and its impact on underestimated youth in the New York area.
What legacy do you hope to leave as a member of the NY Regional Board?
I hope to utilize the personal and professional relationships I’ve developed to further American on Tech’s mission by increasing awareness, fundraising and making introductions to companies that could further diversify the range of industry opportunities available to the youth America on Tech serves.
What do you hope for the future success of AOT students?
Most importantly I hope that AOT students leave with an increased sense of self-worth and confidence that will underpin their future careers whether they choose to pursue post-secondary education or employment in tech or another field. More broadly, I hope AOT students achieve personal and career success so they can collectively contribute to defining new pathways and additional opportunities for students of color to access careers in technology.
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