Ben Sommers, MBA

by Jasmine Batchelor

October 25, 2017

Vice President, Enterprise,
Color Genomics, Inc.

Ben Sommers has joined Color with a background and passion for building technology businesses, particularly businesses in the emerging health tech space.  Ben serves as Vice President, Enterprise, where he works with employers and organizations of all sizes, including Color’s wellness, consultant, and health plan partners.  Color’s Precision Health Platform enables organizations and their people to proactively manage their health through clinical grade genetic data, which can lead to healthier lives and lower treatment costs.  Prior to Color Genomics, Ben served as Vice President, North America Business Development at Fitbit, a company that designs products and experiences to empower and inspire people to live healthier, more active lives.  Prior to Fitbit, Ben served as Regional Vice President, Western U.S., for Castlight Health, a healthcare IT company that built the first personalized platform to enable employers to understand and manage their healthcare investments while helping employees make the best possible healthcare decisions.  Before joining Castlight, Ben served as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Future Point Systems, a software company focused on business and government analytics.  Ben also managed a Western U.S. territory at IBM, working across all of IBM’s solution areas and focusing on healthcare IT and software clients.  Previous to IBM, Ben has held key finance and investment positions at Windspeed Ventures, a venture capital firm, and at Robertson Stephens, a technology-focused investment bank.  Ben earned his MBA from the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and received his BA in Economics from Harvard University.