Prior to starting Purpose, Som founded Claymore Investments in January 2005 and served as president and CEO, leading the implementation of the company’s business development and corporate strategies. Over its seven years of operation, Som organically grew Claymore to $8 billion in assets, before being sold to BlackRock Inc. in March 2012.
Som is a CFA charterholder and has a Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis on Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Toronto. In 2011, he was recognized for his vision and leadership by Caldwell Partners International with a Top 40 Under 40 award. Som has a strong commitment to community and is currently a member of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Foundation Board, the University of Toronto Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Advisory Board, as well as a board member of NEXT Canada.