David Somo is an accomplished technology industry executive with more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor, semiconductor materials and markets. Currently, he is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Marketing at ON Semiconductor, a global top 20 semiconductor company. In this role, he works closely with the CEO, CFO and VP Investor Relations on corporate development and M&A. This entails target company identification, conducting due diligence and participating in post-acquisition integration. He has participated in 8 acquisitions during the past 5 years, which have helped the company grow from ~$2B USD to its current run rate of ~$3.5B USD.
David leads the corporate strategic marketing group responsible for developing company strategy, platform solutions and third party ecosystem partnerships addressing the automotive, industrial, communications, computing and consumer end-markets. He also lead’s the company’s worldwide integrated marketing program which includes advertising, web, social media, technical documentation/collateral, public relations, event marketing, internal communications and brand development, overseeing a $10M annual budget. David is a member of the Executive Corporate Operating Committee, Corporate Risk Committee and Technical Ladder Committee.
During the course of his career, David has actively participated with multiple company boards. These include venture capital (VC) funded startups (Ubicom, Asetek), private equity backed (Celerity) and public (ON Semiconductor, MEMC Electronic Materials) companies. He has also served in non-executive technical advisory board roles with VC funded startups.
David received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.