Sam Sepal is known as a Human Resources and workforce management expert. Sam has also taken a lead role in managing countless leadership programs that release employees’ inner genius and allow them to enrich others across the globe.
At Google, he drives innovations in accessibility technologies and maintains research portfolios that are global in scale. Most importantly, he elevates product experiences for users with Deafness and other disabilities, bringing equity and an increase in quality of life to Google’s consumers. A tireless evangelist, Sam was instrumental in influencing Google to make products more inclusive. You can see the results of his impact on the following products and platforms: Android, Chrome, DayDream VR, Waymo, Nest, Google Glasses and YouTube.
Sam is equally effective in the workforce management domain. He has worked for such well-known organizations as Google, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), GE-NBC Universal, Siemens, Sprint, and Apple.
Throughout his career, he has advised over 600 managers and executives. Sam was recognized as a Culturally Deaf Human Resources leader for Fortune 500 companies. He is also known as an expert on advocating employment rights for underrepresented workers, especially for the deaf and hard of hearing population. Because of his expertise in workforce diversity management, Sam has been invited to give keynotes at over 200 business conferences on leadership and diversity best practices.
Sam’s longtime passion is to advance the Deaf community any way he can. Currently, Sam serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ohlone College Foundation and NTID Employment Advisory committee. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a B.S. in Social Science and an M.S. in Human Resources Management. For fun, Sam enjoys traveling internationally with his wife and three daughters.