Philippe Sommer is currently a Life Science Mentor for George Mason University and the Virginia SBDC Network’s ICAP program. Previously, Mr. Sommer was Entrepreneur In Residence at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Life Sciences. For ten years previous to this, Mr. Sommer was Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School.
Mr. Sommer had been a partner of WestMed Venture Funds, publicly registered investment companies affiliated to CIBC/Oppenheimer, Inc. invested exclusively in Life Science and Med-Tech companies. Mr. Sommer was a founding partner and raised the original capital for the West Med funds. Prior to his involvement with the WestMed funds, Mr. Sommer was Director of Business Development at Pfizer Inc. in the Medical Products Group.
Mr. Sommer began his career as a Consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton in their Healthcare practice. Mr. Sommer holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and Graduated with Honors from Amherst College.