Assistant Vice President, Shared Services Stanford | University IT
Steinhardt is the Assistant Vice President for Shared Services in University
IT, Stanford’s central IT organization. A member of the Office of the
CIO, Sam plays a key role in driving the organization's strategic direction in
addition to providing executive oversight for University IT’s financial, vendor
management, service management, and communications efforts.
has been at Stanford since 1999, providing administrative leadership in a
number of areas. Initially, Sam was the Chief Financial and Operations
Officer for Learning Technology and Extended Education, where he directed an
array of organizations utilizing new media to export academic content to
non-traditional audiences. From 2002 to 2006, Sam was the Executive
Director of the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL) and
Wallenberg Hall, which provided advanced resource classrooms and
state-of-the-art facilities for research in learning and education, both
locally and in collaboration with international partners. From 2006 to 2015,
Sam served as the Executive Director for Business Services in Stanford’s IT
to joining Stanford, Sam was the CFO for a privately held systems integration
firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Steinhardt spent six years at KPMG (now
Bearing Point) and then founded and managed Steinhardt Associates, a general
management consulting firm.
holds a BA in Philosophy from Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas
School of Business.