Mike Derheim 2nd, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board at The Nerdery. Mike Derheim co-founded his digital consultancy in 2003, and The Nerdery went on to make Inc. Magazine list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies in its first nine years of eligibility. Mike remains a guiding force as Chairman of The Nerdery Board. In 2014, Mike co-founded Prime Digital Academy, a school for software engineers and UX designers. Prime has gone on to become part of The White House Tech Hire initiative. Mike made Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40 list in 2012, was honored as a Minnesotan on the Move in 2012 by Minneapolis Finance & Commerce, and also named to Minnesota Business magazine The (Real) Power 50 list in 2013. Among all individual and corporate awards, Mike is most proud of The Nerdery's #1 ranking on the Best Places to Work list published by Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal. In his TEDx Talk, "What if everyone at your company was a Co-President?" Mike talked about the power of distributed leadership, and urged everyone to make themselves Co-President of whatever it is they're truly passionate about, in work and in life.