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Dan Sommer Discusses Be Sure You Want To Be An Entrepreneur

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Dan Sommer

  • Division President, XL Marketing Corp
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1975 (Age: 45 years old)
  • Dan Sommer - Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2011 Panel - Managing Your Career: Lessons from Entrepreneurs
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Biography

Dan Sommer became division president of social media and marketing Services at XL Marketing after its acquisition of Caridan Marketing Labs, an interactive marketing agency that he founded in 2007.

Prior to founding Caridan Marketing Labs, Sommer served as SVP at HNW (www.hnw.com), a strategic marketing agency focused on the affluent segment. He was responsible for leading marketing engagements, and managing some of the firm's largest relationships with financial services and luxury brands. While at HNW, Sommer was instrumental in developing the firm's direct and interactive marketing practice area. Prior to HNW, Dan worked in the marketing group of Digitas Inc. (www.digitas.com) where he led interactive marketing and web development efforts for American Express. Prior to Digitas, he served as vice president at Zustek (www.Zustek.com), an interactive marketing agency, where he developed and implemented marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies including Time Inc., Caesars Entertainment, Alliance Capital Management and a host of entrepreneurial firms.

Sommer was co-founder and COO of SimplyDone Business Solutions, an enterprise software and consulting firm that sold a unique CRM application to large service-based franchise businesses. He began his career at Sapient Corporation (www.sapient.com), a systems integrator and ecommerce consultancy.

Sommer has an MS from NYU in direct and interactive marketing and a BS in applied economics and business management from Cornell University.

If someone is making excuses about being an entrepreneur, I don't encourage them to be an entrepreneur. The people you come across in your career, and I don't try to sell people as to why they should do things. I think people who have the conviction they want to do it. If their issues are reasona...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 9 Dan Sommer Discusses Personal Background And Company Information
  • Dan Sommer - Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2011 Panel - Managing Your Career: Lessons from Entrepreneurs
  • 4/15/2011
  • Dan Sommer
  • 2 min. 47 sec.
Video 2 of 9 Dan Sommer Shares Advice On Being Hired
  • Dan Sommer - Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2011 Panel - Managing Your Career: Lessons from Entrepreneurs
  • 4/15/2011
  • Dan Sommer
  • 1 min. 57 sec.
Video 3 of 9 Dan Sommer Discusses Being An Entrepreneur Means Being Flexible
  • Dan Sommer - Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2011 Panel - Managing Your Career: Lessons from Entrepreneurs
  • 4/15/2011
  • Dan Sommer
  • 1 min. 39 sec.
Video 4 of 9 Dan Sommer Discusses Shift In Marketing Budgets From Traditional To Online Marketing
  • Dan Sommer - Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2011 Panel - Managing Your Career: Lessons from Entrepreneurs
  • 4/15/2011
  • Dan Sommer
  • 1 min. 22 sec.
Video 5 of 9 Dan Sommer Discusses Importance of Controlling The Customer
  • Dan Sommer - Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2011 Panel - Managing Your Career: Lessons from Entrepreneurs
  • 4/15/2011
  • Dan Sommer
  • 1 min. 5 sec.
Video 6 of 9 Dan Sommer Discusses How Concerns Evolve and Change For Entrepreneurs as Business Grows
  • Dan Sommer - Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2011 Panel - Managing Your Career: Lessons from Entrepreneurs
  • 4/15/2011
  • Dan Sommer
  • 2 min. 13 sec.
Video 7 of 9 Dan Sommer Discusses Benefits Of Having A Good Lawyer And Accountant
  • Dan Sommer - Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2011 Panel - Managing Your Career: Lessons from Entrepreneurs
  • 4/15/2011
  • Dan Sommer
  • 1 min. 35 sec.
Video 8 of 9 Dan Sommer Explains Importance of Entrepreneur Developing a Support Network
  • Dan Sommer - Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2011 Panel - Managing Your Career: Lessons from Entrepreneurs
  • 4/15/2011
  • Dan Sommer
  • 1 min. 33 sec.
Video 9 of 9 Dan Sommer Discusses Be Sure You Want To Be An Entrepreneur
  • Dan Sommer - Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration 2011 Panel - Managing Your Career: Lessons from Entrepreneurs
  • 4/15/2011
  • Dan Sommer
  • 1 min. 3 sec.

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