Advisory Board Member Profile
CDI Global LLC
Area of Expertise
Big Company Challenges, Creating a Fertile Culture for Innovation, Innovation Processes, Collaborating with the Innovation Ecosystem
Mr. Sommer has worked in the pulp & paper, security, computer services, cement, sealants, coatings, other chemicals and specialty chemicals, oil & gas, energy, and sports and leisure industries – for CDI clients including: Advanced Public Safety, BASF, Fibermark, Lubrizol, Q- 30 Innovations, Rinker Materials and The Chemlogics Group.
At CDI Global USA, he was an analyst and a Regional Sales Director in NY and Boca Raton Offices. For CDI ANZ, he worked in Australia and New Zealand to develop cross border CDI Global search assignments between North America and South East Asia/ANZ.
While he was at Lynn University Mr. Sommer worked as an Assistant Professor in the College of Business and Management teaching leadership, and finance courses in the graduate and undergraduate programs. He was also responsible for developing and growing their Entrepreneurship Program including courses in innovation, creativity, and Mergers & Acquisitions. He managed the “Shark Tank” type of challenge for students and faculty, as well as a “Beyond the Classroom” program for students to develop business plans for their family owned businesses, the latter as part of an internship program he had coordinated.
Mr. Sommer has also been a golf teaching professional at the Stratton Mountain VT Golf University, and assistant Golf coach for both the Men’s and Women’s golf teams at Lynn University.
B.A. – History/Political Science Lynn University
M.B.A. – Lynn University
Ph.D. – Concordia University Chicago
Post Doc. Certificates Finance Cornell University and University of Miami