Sam Mudd - Managing Director
As the Managing Director of Phoenix Software since 2009, Samantha Mudd is an integral part of shaping the company into the forward-thinking, industry leader it has become. Managing more than 250 employees, Sam works alongside an experienced senior management team to put staff and people at the centre of everything Phoenix do, and is focused on offering long-term partnership value and driving remarkable customer outcomes.
With over 30 years of software reseller and leadership experience, Sam has worked in the software industry all of her working life and has had held senior roles at global high-profile vendors such as WordPerfect, Novell Inc, and Trustmarque Solutions (now part of Capita plc).
Sam was named Business Leader of the Year in 2018 at the prestigious Women in IT Awards, and in 2019 Phoenix won multiple global and UK awards, including Microsoft 2019 Global Modern Workplace Transformation Partner of the Year.
Since joining the Board in 2009 – with a remit to safeguard profitability and pursue an aggressive growth strategy during a tough global downturn – the company’s sales have quadrupled and the portfolio of IT solutions and services that Phoenix offers has increased considerably to include cloud and transformation, infrastructure, and managed services.
Phoenix was acquired by the Bytes Technology Group in 2017 and Sam is now working to steer the company through a fast pace of change that both customers and the IT industry are faced with, while remaining agile and innovative.
Outside of work, Sam is on the finance committee and fundraising partnership board of Scarborough’s Saint Catherine’s Hospice.