Dan Sommer (’97)
Mr. Sommer studied Applied Economics and Management at Cornell and graduated in 1997. He then went on to receive a Master's Degree in Direct and Interactive Marketing from New York University.
Today, Mr. Sommer is CEO and Founder of Trilogy Education Services. Trilogy helps colleges prepare learners for fast-growing careers in the digital economy. Trilogy is the first of its kind to bring the successful web development boot camp model in-house to academic institutions while supporting the entire student academic journey. Mr. Sommer is a serial entrepreneur, having founded Caridan Marketing Labs, a multi-million dollar digital agency that he built from startup to acquisition by XL Marketing in 2010. Prior to founding Caridan, Mr. Sommer worked at top digital agencies including Digitas and Sapient and either founded or played senior operating roles at several marketing product and services companies.
Mr. Sommer has remained very active both as an alumnus of Student Agencies and Cornell University. He led the creation and development of Student Agencies eLab and serves on the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Advisory Council. Mr. Sommer also serves on the boards of Student Agencies Inc. and eLab LLC.