Sam Sebastian is the President & CEO of Pelmorex Corp., the parent company of The Weather Network. Pelmorex is a market leader in operating multi-platform TV, Web and Mobile services in weather-related information categories under the leading brands; The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, eltiempo.es, Clima and otempo.pt. The company also operates Canada’s National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System, Alert Ready.
Before joining Pelmorex, Sam was the VP & Managing Director of Google Canada, from 2013-2017, where he was responsible for Google’s Canadian operations. He joined Google in 2006 in Chicago and held a variety of executive level roles in the U.S. before to moving to Canada. Prior to Google, he was a General Manager and Senior Vice-President at a large online classified business, Classified Ventures (cars.com, apartments.com), and started his career at Arthur Andersen as an accountant and consultant.
Sam is a member of the Business Council of Canada and a Director on several Boards including Tennis Canada, the Western University Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and Bridgit, a Kitchener-Waterloo internet start-up in the construction industry.
Sam graduated from The Ohio State University and holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. At Ohio State, he played Division I NCAA tennis, where he was a two-time Captain, Big Ten Champion and Academic All American.