Sam Carlisle

Senior Director, Partner Relations

X Box Game Studios

Sam came to the games industry with a background as a consultant specialising in training a wide range of businesses and the public sector in negotiation and strategic partnering.
In the mid 90’s he co-founded an indie comic book studio. In 2006 he joined Sumo Digital as an artist; taking on the role of Outsource Manager in 2009. Here he helped guide the success of Sumo’s new Indian art studio, while overseeing the developer’s rapidly expanding global outsource program.
In 2014 Sam joined Microsoft as Sr. Outsource PM for the EMEA regions before becoming Dir. of External Partners Worldwide.