Armistead Sapp leads Sapp Brothers an investment firm based in Raleigh North Carolina focused on technology.
Sapp worked at SAS Institute from1989-2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Sapp has held a variety of SAS leadership roles in product management, product marketing and database marketing. He was also President of SAS’ SouthPeak Interactive, a computer-gaming startup that developed dozens of titles prior to its spinoff in 2000.
Sapp is a graduate of UNC at Chapel Hill and co-wrote the book Implement, Improve and Expand Your Statewide Longitudinal Data System: Creating a Culture of Data in Education.
Sapp is a Senior Technical Leader having worked in both hardware development at IBM and for the last 27 years in software development, marketing and sales.
I'm passionate and driven by the projects I work on.
I am in stealth mode working on my next project which will be radically open source and likely focused on the internet of things (IoT).
I wrote the below quote down but cannot find the source using Google but I believe in the sentiment:
Work your butt off
Don't expect to be coddled
Don't take it personally
Also all my life I have enjoyed this quote by Kahlil Gibran from his poem On Work:
Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Finally I love Andrew Carnegie quote: My heart is in the work.