As Ben Lamm continues to execute his lofty plans for his latest and most complex startup, Hypergiant, he’s adding another familiar face from a former venture to his leadership team.
Hypergiant announced that C.K. Sample, who formerly served as Chaotic Moon’s executive vice president of technology and development and now lives in Dallas, will serve as chief technology officer of the company’s Space Age Solutions division. Space Age Solutions, one of Hypergiant’s four divisions, develops custom artificial intelligence solutions for clients. At Chaotic Moon, Sample was charged with engineering, innovation, labs, and quality assurance teams.
“He is uniquely talented at building emerging technology teams that match customer needs, taking into account their brand, team, current IT systems, and business goals,” Ben Lamm, Hypergiant CEO and co-founder based in Dallas, said about Sample in a release. “It’s not an easy task to fit all of those pieces together, but C.K. has proven time and time again that it’s not only possible, but absolutely necessary.”
Sample joins Hypergiant execs John Fremont, Will Womble, Jessica Ponds, Sarah Grant, and Chris Klee, all of whom worked with Lamm at Austin-based Chaotic Moon, which sold to Accenture in 2015 for an undisclosed amount. Before Hypergiant, Sample served as chief product officer and acting CTO at YouEarnedIt, an Austin-based software-as-a-service company in human resources. At the Space Age Solutions division at Hypergiant, he will be charged with the engineering.
Hypergiant currently has 20 clients, including TGI Friday’s, Bosch, Schlumberger, and Wingstop. In addition to Space Age Solutions, it operates three other divisions: Applied Sciences, which aims to roll out AI products based on trending needs; Ventures, which will fund complementary companies; and a fourth division, which has not yet been announced. Hypergiant, which employs more than 20, currently has office space in downtown Austin, Houston, and is solidifying its plans for a Dallas office. Hypergiant is the second startup Lamm launched in Dallas since selling Chaotic Moon. He also leads Conversable, which he founded in 2016.