SAM appoints Paul Horton as Chief Financial Officer

Horton brings 20 years’ experience as a senior finance professional within the manufacturing sector

SAM is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Horton as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has since gained considerable experience leading finance teams in both public and private equity backed businesses. He has been instrumental in assisting the turnaround of many companies and has 20 years’ experience as a senior finance professional within the manufacturing sector.

With the appointment of Paul Horton, the reshaping of the leadership team of SAM is very nearly complete.
CEO Tim Thorsteinson commented, "I am delighted that we have been able to secure Paul and I look forward to him making a discernible difference to our financial performance, processes and optimization. Appointing someone of Paul’s calibre augments the key appointments we have already made in the commercial teams of SAM”.


“Paul has a proven track record of value creation, and his knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow and transform SAM,” said Chris Hurley, Managing Director Lloyds Development Capital and SAM Board Director.

"I'm very excited to be joining SAM," said Paul. "I’ve been impressed with the rich heritage behind the SAM brand and the progress that has already been made in creating an exciting new product offering.”


About SAM
Formed from the fusion of Quantel and Snell, SAM is a new company with a unique mix of experience and energy.  We have the vision to deliver business-transforming solutions across the media production ecosystem. Our future-ready systems enable broadcasters, content owners and service providers to evolve their business models to succeed in the consumer-driven era. We understand that it’s not only about the future – to get there, today’s needs are also paramount; our smart, agile technology maximizes efficiency and productivity in today’s rapidly changing media landscape.