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Allison Somerset




  • Finance & Accounting


  • Director


  • New York

Allison Somerset


Allison brings both a deep and a broad experience set across a diverse range of business models, including technology-driven growth within startups and more mature settings, international expansion, and established public organizations, with vertical expertise spanning the software as a service, media agency, and retail sectors. 

She excels in leading and managing budgeting, financial planning and forecasting processes, demonstrating a keen ability to drive strategic initiatives that optimize both financial performance and enhance employee engagement. 

A seasoned leader in finance and operations, Allison is known for her dynamic and results-driven approach.

Allison began her career journey at Quiksilver Americas as an accountant in Huntington Beach, CA, where she first developed her financial skillset. 

Later, she joined Brandwatch LLC in New York, NY, initially as Financial Operations Controller – The Americas. Brandwatch, a leading social intelligence tool, was acquired by Cision during Allison’s tenure. At Brandwatch, Allison spearheaded key initiatives such as platform consolidation coupled with wide-ranging and material enhancements to financial operations, both in the Americas and globally. 

Her career journey reflects her growth from an accountant at Quiksilver to her recent role at Twelve NYC as SVP Finance, highlighting her expertise in financial management and strategic leadership.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Long Island University, C.W. Post.

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