|UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA|
|Kinesiology from Indiana University., BS|
As Vice President of Alliances and Strategic Initiatives for Cornerstone OnDemand, David Somers is responsible for developing and driving the company’s growth and reach through Cornerstone’s alliance partner ecosystem, the Cornerstone for Salesforce product on Force.com, and the CSB product aimed at small/mid-size businesses. Most recently, Somers served as the company’s Senior Director of Strategy and Research, during which he was responsible for supporting Cornerstone’s strategic initiatives. This included the development of capabilities in the areas of business case and ROI assessment, benchmarking, business process design, and analytics. Prior to this role, Somers served as Senior Director, Consulting Services for Cornerstone, during which he was responsible for developing the company’s best-of-breed implementation and integration methodologies. Somers has also worked in business and strategy consulting roles for organizations such as Ariba, The Walt Disney Company and IBM (formerly PWC Consulting). He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, as well as a BS in Kinesiology from Indiana University.