Mr. Somers serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for IDS and is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of SV Investment Partners. He has been in private equity since 1993 and investment banking since 1987, and has completed numerous build-up and growth buyout strategies in the media, marketing, and technology services industries.
Prior to SV Investment Partners, Mr. Somers was a founder and partner of Greenwich Street Capital Partners, the private equity affiliate of The Travelers. Prior to that, he worked at Morgan Stanley, where he served as one of the senior members of the Financial Buyers Group. He began his business career at Chemical Bank.
Mr. Somers received an MBA degree from the University of Chicago and a BA degree from Washington University in St. Louis.