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PELLE SOMMANSSON

425 w 121st St, #1006, New York, NY 10027


pelle.sommansson@gmail.com
+1-603-229-2718
 
WORK  EXPERIENCE  
 
STRAVA,  INC.                                                                Palo  Alto,  CA  –  New  York,  NY  
Vice  President  of  Member  Services                            January  2009  –  present                                                                
• Part of the management team:
• Part of product development and business strategy decisions.
• Establishing strategic partnerships with retailers and race teams.
• Responsible for member services and marketing:
• Launching local and nationwide marketing campaigns.
 
STRATBRIDGE                                                                          Cambridge,  MA  
Vice  President  of  Product  Development                      January  2008  –  December  2008                                                        
• Led the Development team in a turn-around effort of the company after it had run into
financial difficulties.
• In January 2008 I led a reorganization of human resources. Reduced the
engineering head count in half and managed to keep production level in line
with pre-takeover levels.
• Managed the software development team, consisting of 6 developers.
 
STRAVA  HOLDINGS                                                            Palo  Alto,  CA  
Associate                                  2007  -­‐  present    
• Perform due diligence on enterprise opportunities. Including market research, project
financing models and create internal project reports.
• Created Strava, Inc. during 2008 in close cooperation with the founders of Strava
Holdings.
 
GLYCOFI                                                            Hanover,  NH  
Research  analyst                        August  2004  –  September  2005  
• Supervised as well as independent research experiments seeking to improve the yield
of monoclonal antibodies in GlycoFi’s engineered yeast strains.
• Designed my own yield matrix, analyzing the role of chaperones in production of
monoclonal antibodies with correct human glycosylation. Increased the yield with
100x.

EDUCATION  

LUND  UNIVERSITY,  FACULTY  OF  ENGINEERING                                    Lund,  Sweden  


M.Sc.  Engineering  Physics  (Civilingenjör  –  Teknisk  Fysik)                              2007  
• Thesis “Deterministic lateral separation of cells”, Biophysics

HARVARD  UNIVERSITY                                      Cambridge,  MA  


Biophysics                                              2006  -­‐  2007  
• Research on mechanical aspects of the Actin-Filamin A interaction, using rheological
methods. An initiative to bridge biochemical theory with mechanical proof.
 
MILITARY  SERVICE  
CAVALRY REGIMENT, THE ROYAL GUARD (K1) Stockholm, Sweden
Corporal 2000

References  available  upon  request.