In The Wake Of O’Neill’s Departure, The Nerdery Names R.J. Nicolosi Interim Leader

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“Minneapolis, August 10, 2017 — As part of its ongoing evolution to better meet the business needs of its clients, The Nerdery today announced the addition of R.J. Nicolosi as President.

Nicolosi has been a member of The Nerdery’s advisory board for five years and will lead day-to-day operations, working closely with company Co-founder and Chairman of the Board   Mike Derheim. Tom O’Neill has stepped down from his role as CEO and has taken a position on the company’s board of advisors.

The Nerdery has started its search for a new CEO and expects the process to take between four and six months.”

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The Nerdery Restructures And Cuts 21 Jobs

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Minneapolis, June 5, 2017 — The Nerdery today announced an organizational restructuring to disrupt its legacy processes in order to better support current and future customers. The organizational changes led to the elimination of three job functions and 21 positions at The Nerdery’s Bloomington headquarters. The reduction represents 4 percent of staff and does not affect any of The Nerdery’s client-facing delivery team in terms of designers, engineers or strategists. The change was made with the goal of investing more heavily in talent and staff training to better serve The Nerdery’s customers.

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Q&A With The Nerdery’s New CEO Tom O’Neill

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Tom O’Neill, President and CEO, The Nerdery

 
In January, Tom O’Neill officially became the chief nerd in a land of 500 nerds, replacing Mike Derheim who cofounded the company in 2003 with partners (Sierra) Mike Schmidt and (Bravo) Luke Bucklin.

O’Neill has been there since the early days. He joined as a programmer shortly after inception and championed the culture from the start, through those formative years, and into the growth phase as he rose through the ranks. From the bottom to the top — we sit down with this vet to hear about the next chapter of this Minnesota tech staple.

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Teams & Nonprofits Announced For The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge

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“Minneapolis, April 15, 2015 – The Nerdery has announced the selection of 14 nonprofit organizations and 14 teams of volunteer web pros bound for Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge in the Twin Cities during the weekend of May 2-3. These teams will help the nonprofit organizations create websites they couldn’t otherwise afford, pro bono:”

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The Nerdery Launches Prime Digital Academy, A School For Software Engineers

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“Minneapolis – (December 15, 2015) – Twin Cities-based custom software company The Nerdery today announced its launch of Prime Digital Academy (Prime), a school for software engineers. Prime is accepting applications from prospective students today at http://primeacademy.io for its beta cohort starting March 3.”

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