Chris Sommers

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of ThinkFire, Chris has responsibility for the development and execution of the company’s strategy, business development and client service delivery as well as all internal functions. Prior to becoming CEO, Chris was Senior Vice President of Client Services for ThinkFire, with a primary focus on delivering profit and freedom to enter new markets through patent acquisitions and sales. He has worked with hundreds of high-tech companies worldwide, as well as numerous individual inventors seeking to maximize a return on their inventions. Chris and his team successfully negotiated and closed multi-million dollar brokering agreements across a wide range of industry markets including software, consumer electronics, semiconductors, and telecom, delivering significantly more revenue to their clients than industry averages.

Prior to joining ThinkFire, Chris spent 20 years in ever increasing leadership roles with Telcordia Technologies, a leading provider of telecommunication software and services. He held Profit and Loss responsibility for businesses exceeding $150M in revenue and drove significant revenue and profitability growth through acquisitions of intellectual property and development of innovative new products and services, solving business problems for wireless, wireline, MVNO, and cable operators worldwide.

Chris holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University, and a M.S. in Computer Science from Brown University.