As Chief Technology Officer, David Samia’s primary goal is to guarantee that SHR’s software development stays on the cutting edge of technology—a central aspect of the company’s mission to simplify the complex world of hoteliers. Prior to joining SHR, David served as the Vice President of Product Development for the virtual reality technology company, Optech4D. Under his process-driven yet highly collaborative approach, his team ensured that products and services aligned with corporate vision from conception to completion. Previous to this role, he served as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, as well as Vice President of Product Engineering and Management for Bridgeway Software, a leading legal technology provider. David also held several IT management positions with the global software solutions leader, BMC, over an 8-year period, helping to bring high-profile products to market, ultimately representing more than $500 million in revenues.