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Sam King

CEO, Veracode

Sam King is the Chief Executive Officer of Veracode and a recognized expert in business management and cybersecurity. A founding member of Veracode, Sam has played a significant role in the company’s growth trajectory over the past 17 years, helping to mature it from a small startup to a company with a $2.5 billion plus valuation. Under her leadership, Veracode has been recognized with several industry distinctions, including a ten-time consecutive leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, leader in the Forrester SAST Wave, and a Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice for Application Security. In 2021, Sam was named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year® New England winner, and her leadership style has been recognized by The Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe, which cited Veracode as one of the Top 100 Women-led Businesses in Massachusetts – ranking first among all software companies. Sam has been a keynote speaker at events such as Gartner Security Summit, RSA, Aspen Cyber Summit, Executive Women’s Forum, and the Boston Globe Summit on topics ranging from cybersecurity to empowering women and creating diverse and resilient corporate cultures. She has been profiled in business publications such as the Huffington Post, CNNMoney, Financial Times, InfoSecurity Magazine and The Boston Globe.


Prior to Veracode, Sam held leadership positions in cybersecurity and technology companies including Verisign and Razorfish. Sam received her Masters of Science and Engineering in Computer and Information Science from University of Pennsylvania. She earned her BS in Computer Science from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where she earned the prestigious Charles Babbage Award, presented to the student with the highest academic achievement in the graduating class. She currently sits on the board of Progress Software and ZeroFox. Sam is also a member of Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, where she was a charter member of the 2030 Challenge; a Tech Compact for Social Justice in efforts to bring more diversity to the local workforce.

Sam King
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