This is Glenn. He took the reins as CEO of SparkFun in August 2016, after Nate decided it was high time he got back to full-time tinkering at SparkFun.

Glenn Samala’s chops come from 20+ years in the technology and manufacturing space. His expertise ranges from Operations, to Global Business Development, to Product Marketing. Glenn has led organizations through the challenges that accompany huge organic growth, and the cultural challenges that come with strategic acquisitions.

Prior to joining SparkFun, Glenn was Senior Director/General Manager of Global Business Development for Arrow Electronics.

Some people love a challenge, are always trying something new, and have a tendency to tinker with things until they hum – that's Glenn. He embodies SparkFun's excitement to challenge the norm, shares our values for privacy and respect for human rights, and has the humility to say “I don’t know.”