Sammy Montecastro is the General Manager of the Manila office of the Mitchell Madison Group, a position he has held the past 11 years.

Before setting up the Manila office of MMG, he held various technology-related positions at several companies including an internet startup, a multinational bank and a manufacturing startup. He was a pioneer in the wireless applications technology space, and is co-inventor of a registered U.S. patent in the field of wireless technology.

Sammy is an electrical engineering graduate of the University of the Philippines. While completing his undergraduate studies, he taught robotics at the top science high school in the Philippines, mentoring students to consecutive award-winning projects in international science competitions. He studied for his MBA at the Asian Institute of Management and was an MBA exchange student at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sammy is an avid auto mechanic, electronics hobbyist and tool junkie. He is currently in the process of converting a 30-year old BMW into an electric vehicle, and is trying in vain to figure out how his skills as a hard-core C/C++ programmer and Linux enthusiast can be used in the car.