Technical Recruiter at Google
Sam Sepah has worked for well-known organizations for more than 10 years: Google, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), GE-NBC Universal, Siemens, Sprint, and Apple. Sam currently serves a board of trustee at Ohlone College Foundation. Moreover, Sam was the youngest person appointed by the Governor of Vermont to serve on the Commission on Employment for People with Disabilities.
Throughout his career, he has provided counsel to over 300+ managers and executives. To this day, Sam still is the only Deaf HR professional working in Fortune 500 companies. He is also known as an expert on advocating employment rights for the underrepresented workers, especially for the deaf and hard of hearing population.
Mr. Sepah graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with Bachelor of Science in Social Science and Masters of Science in Human Resources Management. During his free time, he is an avid mountain biker and golfer. In 2015, he is one of members who held the world record for doing the largest human representation of an interactive map!
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