Since 1998, SambaSafety® has been the pioneer and leading provider of driver risk management software in North America. Our mission is to guide our customers including employers, fleet managers and insurance providers to make the right decision at the right time. By collecting, correlating and analyzing motor vehicle records (MVRs) and other data sources, we identify driver risk and enable our customers to modify their drivers’ behavior, reduce accidents, ensure compliance, and lower costs — ultimately improving driver and community safety.
SambaSafety® works in partnership with state governments and other third-party information providers to acquire, process, and report critical driver information. Our patented data technology allows customers to filter irrelevant data, receiving actionable information to make quicker and better driver risk management decisions.
Transforming data into action to protect businesses and communities from driver and mobility risk.
1998: SambaSafety opens
2003: Driver Monitoring Launched
2012: American Driving Records Acquired
2014: Softech International Acquired
2017: Vigillo Acquired
2018: Surpasses 2 million drivers monitored
With monitoring, we have seen a 73% increase in success intervention rates
32% reduction in company risk profile events with monitoring
Negligent entrustment lawsuits average $4 million in punitive damages
As Chief Executive Officer, Allison Guidette sets the strategic direction and drives customer-centric innovation and growth at SambaSafety®. She brings over 20 years of general management experience in software and information services businesses. Guidette is a sought-after expert and frequent speaker on industry trends, data analytics, and change management.
As Chief Technology Officer, Patrick Kemble is responsible for aligning SambaSafety® technologies with business practices to drive revenue growth, savings, competitive advantage, and operational efficiency improvements. He brings more than 20 years of experience in envisioning business and IT solutions that deliver positive bottom-line impact.
As General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, John Diana directs SambaSafety® legal affairs, supports a culture of compliance, leads the government relations function and oversees and manages regulatory compliance issues for the organization. He brings more than 16 years of providing legal services to high technology companies.
As Chief Financial Officer, Tom Patterson serves as a financial business partner to the CEO and the functional leaders of SambaSafety. Tom is responsible for driving the financial operations, overseeing enterprise risk, and supporting strategic development and mergers & acquisitions. Tom has more than 20 years of experience in managing financial, operational and functional transformation including; accounting & finance, customer success, sales & marketing, general operations, and corporate development, within both public and private technology companies.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Eric Waldinger sets the direction and strategic vision of the Marketing Team. He brings over 20 years of marketing, experience in various industries. Eric goal is to provide the best tools and insights for our customers to enable a true driving safety culture.
As Executive Vice President, Product & Engineering, Rich Lacey directs and oversees the product strategy, development and implementation of new solutions for SambaSafety® growing portfolio of industry-leading driver risk management. Lacey brings more than 20 years of experience in product and architecture development and product management for leading technology companies.
As Founder and President of Vigillo, a SambaSafety® company, Steve Bryan and the Vigillo team brings over 200 years of experience in the areas of statistics, software development, risk management and compliance. Steve is a veteran technology leader who founded Vigillo in 2007 and currently employs a team of data scientists and software engineers specializing in Big Data within the commercial transportation and logistics industry.
As Senior Vice President, Customer Success & Operations, Bill Bakken leads the customer-focused operations teams. During his tenure, he established the Customer Success and Professional Services teams and lead the evolution of the Customer Care and IT Operations teams. Bakken brings more than 20 years of leadership experience with ASP/Hosting/SaaS companies and brings a successful track record of building strong long-term customer relationships while delivering world-class services to customers.
As Vice President, Human Resources, Kevin Lawlor leads the HR team to help accelerate SambaSafety® transformation and growth through driving alignment, attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility, and innovation. Lawlor has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field supporting various sized firms from start-ups to well-established market leaders. He was awarded the Professional in Human Resources designation from the Society of Human Resources Management and has spoken as an expert on numerous industry panels on building employee engagement.