A technology-driven entrepreneur, investor and advocate, Sam boasts over 20 years of leadership experience working with global Fortune 500 enterprises, C-level executives, start-ups and application developers to mastermind cutting edge and emerging software that drives business growth, profit and demand. He has extensive international experience building high performing companies and project teams in emerging markets, from concept to customer delivery. Sam is passionate about developing thriving businesses by identifying how technology can advance the bottom line.
In 2005 he moved to Asia and launched bGlobal Interactive where he currently serves as CEO. With just two employees and from very humble beginnings, bGlobal has flourished into one of Bangladesh's leading outsourcing companies, providing cost effective programming and interactive production services. bGlobal has managed to expand its operations from the United States to the Middle East, Europe, and South Asia servicing clients such as: Akamai, Tech Data Corp, GFI Software, NBCUniversal and HBO.
Leveraging bGlobal's technology expertise and team, Bretzfield launched bGlobal Ventures a holding company which invests in both in-house products and projects as well as in entrepreneurs building new consumer products, services and emerging technologies. To date, the bGlobal Ventures portfolio includes a number of unique companies including: Direct Fresh Bangladesh's first premium online grocery store recently featured at the Google I/O conference, Reserved App, BongoBD and 6Beyond which is one of the first wearable application development companies in Dhaka, Bangladesh focused on Google Glass.
Prior to founding bGlobal, Bretzfield worked in strategic outsourcing for a leading Internet Service Provider, EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) During his tenure at EarthLink, Bretzfield was responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, and operational analysis of numerous outsourcing activities, including back office support functions, inbound and outbound call centers, and on-line sales units located in the Philippines, India, and domestic contact centers around the United States. He worked closely with companies such as West Corporation, Sprint, Cisco, Client Logic, Hughes, Avaya, Sitel and others.
Previous to joining EarthLink, Bretzfield worked within the Entertainment industry for a leading post-production company, TOD-AO. There he developed and grew an organization that focused on areas such as training, quality, systems, reporting, internal communications, and customer-relationship management.
Bretzfield has a thorough understanding of emerging technology, Business Process Outsourcing, interactive marketing, and call centers from both a client and vendor prospective and has engaged in panels for a number of USAID funded partners in Bangladesh to further expand the Bangladesh outsourcing market. Bretzfield is a founding member and board member of the Bangladesh American Software Association (BASA) and is also a committee member of the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) focused on eLearning and eCommerce.