Mike Derheim

Co-Founder & CEO of The Nerdery


Mike Derheim, CEO of The Nerdery, co-founded his interactive development company in 2003, and the company  has since made Inc. Magazine’s list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies the past six years. Headquartered in Minneapolis, The Nerdery has offices in Chicago and Kansas City, with a combined staff of 450 web design and development professionals. Mike’s extensive background in Internet technology began as an interactive developer for Infinetivity in 1997. He is an expert in multiple database applications and programming environments. Mike made Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list in 2012, and was a CFO of the Year Finalist in 2011. Mike was also honored as a Minnesotan on the Move in 2012 by Minneapolis Finance & Commerce, and he was named to Minnesota Business magazine’s The (Real) Power 50 list in 2013. Among all individual and corporate awards, Mike is most proud of The Nerdery’s #1 ranking in 2011 and 2012 on the Best Places to Work list published by Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal. Mike is a native of Minot, ND.



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