Sommers is a seasoned technologist, turned restaurateur and turned technologist. After his career in the high-tech sector ended after seven years at Salesforce.com, Sommers opened his first restaurant, Pi, on 3.14 in 2008. He recently returned to his roots in tech with another new startup, Sqwid, as well as co-founded Givver with Tom Carnahan. He is a board member and adviser to several nonprofits, and was recognized as a “40 Under 40” winner by the St. Louis Business Journal. The national New Leaders Council also awarded him with its “40 Under 40 Award” for his efforts as a progressive entrepreneur.