Somer Hackley is the Founder and CEO of Distinguished Search, a retained executive search firm that launched February 2020. Her focus is functional: technology, data, product and digital, across all industries. Somer went off on her own to get back to what she loves: working with fewer clients and providing a high touch service. Earlier, Somer was the head of the Digital, Technology and Commerce Practice for North America at Marlin Hawk, and prior to that she was a Director in the CIO Practice at CTPartners. She is based in Austin, TX.