Sam Parnell

Sam Parnell

CTO at Bleacher Report

San Francisco Bay Area

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Sam Parnell's Summary

With 16+ years of experience delivering sites for companies of all sizes Sam provides deep experience in all aspects of web development, product management and technology.

Sam currently works as CTO for Bleacher Report (, overseeing product management and technology. Bleacher Report is the 2nd largest sports site in the US reaching 80 Million+ users. He is also a VP at Turner Broadcasting providing strategic input into a variety of areas of the business.

In previous roles as a product and technology consultant for agencies such as Razorfish and Blast Radius, Sam’s clients included Nike, Electronic Arts, The LATimes, Genetech, KightRidder Newspapers, Franklin Covey and General Motors.

- Product Strategy, Technology Strategy, Management and Leadership
- User Experience, Acquisition and Growth
- Cloud Architecture, Open Source, High Volume Websites, Scalable Architectures
- Agile Methodology Coach and Practitioner, XP, Scrum

Sam Parnell's Experience

October 2008Present (6 years 1 month) San Francisco

Vice President

Turner Sports

August 2012Present (2 years 3 months)



December 2012Present (1 year 11 months)

CTO and Co-founder


February 2006August 2008 (2 years 7 months)

Manager, Application Development

Blast Radius

June 2005February 2006 (9 months)

Technical Architect

AvenueA | Razorfish

December 2002July 2005 (2 years 8 months)

Senior Consultant


20012002 (1 year)



19982001 (3 years)

Independant Consultant

June 1997September 1997 (4 months)

Sam Parnell's Skills & Expertise

  1. Engineering Leadership
  2. Engineering Management
  3. Software Architecture
  4. High Volume Websites
  5. Ruby on Rails
  6. Ruby
  7. Memcached
  8. MySQL
  9. Redis
  10. Infrastructure Planning
  11. Performance Monitoring
  12. Scalability
  13. SEO
  14. HTML5
  15. Digital Media
  16. Web Analytics
  17. Social Media
  18. Java
  19. Oracle
  20. Facebook
  21. ATG Dynamo
  22. Product Management
  23. Software Project Management
  24. Technology Management
  25. Sports Media
  26. Leadership
  27. CMS
  28. Content Management
  29. Google Apps
  30. JavaScript
  31. EC2
  32. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  33. Websites
  34. HTML 5
  35. Architecture
  36. Scrum
  37. Amazon EC2
  38. Mobile Applications
  39. Mobile Internet
  40. Mobile Design
  41. Mobile Advertising
  42. Online Advertising
  43. E-commerce
  44. Software Development
  45. Web Development
  46. Web Applications
  47. Agile Methodologies
  48. Java Enterprise Edition
  49. Distributed Systems
  50. Open Source

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