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Sam Schoelen

CIO, Continental Resources

Mr. Sam Schoelen started his career as a technologist where he specialized in managed hosting and BBS via a dial-up.  He progressively maneuvered through the changes in technology, keeping currentof industry deviations and technology growth, from windows administration, networking, UNIX administration, data security, and software development.  As he moved successfully through each technology change, he continued to advance his accreditations holding most industry standard certifications, to this day, he still maintains his certification of, CISSP.  He started NetWorks Work, Inc., a technology consulting company which specialized in assisting organizations with little to no IT support, having a specific niche, the company grew rapidly.  Never satisfied he strived for more, he joined Continental Resources to start their now booming Managed Services division.  Mr. Schoelenwrote the initial business plan, implemented it and successfully grew the business through marketing, sales, engineering hires and even writing theoriginal monitoring software used to support the continually growing customer base.  His success was so well received within ConRes, he was promoted to the company’s first ever Chief Information Officer.  As CIO, he is now responsible for both the Managed Services operations as well as corporate IT and the recently established Cloud Service practice.  He  still keeps abreast of the latest technologies and has had several articles published.

Mr. Schoelen holds a Bachelor degree and Master degree in Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts and is currently working on finishing his Master of Business Administration. 

Latest from Sam Schoelen

I have spent a great deal of time investigating cloud and many cloud technologies. Many have been around for years now and have matured greatly. What I would like to know now is "Why not?" People have been using Salesforce for many years even before they called it a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution so why is this all a big question now? I just heard a...