Kansas City Business Journal
The shift toward being a strategic, technology and experience-led consultancy is driven by its ambition to grow and have a deeper affect on clients. But it also plays into The Nerdery's game plan for attracting and retaining employees. It gives employees an opportunity to work on "meaty problems" that flex their tech muscles, he (CEO Adrian Slobin) said. They crave interesting and challenging work that's not cookie-cutter, he added.
Built In Chicago
“We wanted our space to be built by nerds for nerds,” said Head of Software Engineering Gregg Walrod. “We created a team called ‘the theme team’ and they were responsible for driving the themes of our conference rooms and the decorations.”
"I continue to see the opportunity for disruption in the consulting marketplace with a different look, feel, and way of executing and partnering. The Nerdery has the requisite ingredients to participate and even catalyze that disruption with the talent, capabilities and client base we have."
“In the year since he joined The Nerdery, Adrian has had an immense impact on the company — by improving our operational efficiency, driving stronger outcomes for our clients, and by providing the visionary, strategic leadership that our team needs. After spending months talking with other experts in our industry on what type of leader would be best equipped to take us to the next level, it became very clear that Adrian was the right person for the job,” said Mike Derheim, co-founder of The Nerdery and board chairman.
Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
Slobin came to The Nerdery from SapientRazorfish, a unit of advertising giant Publicis, last year. In an interview, Slobin said The Nerdery’s size, focus and talent brought him to the business. “I saw … an interestingly sized organization — one not encumbered by the scale and bureaucracy and process overload of larger consultancies of which I was familiar, but also not too small to be overwhelmed by clients that might ask to do some interesting work.”
Phoenix Business Journal
The Nerdery is seeking a new Phoenix office to expand and look for local talent, said new CEO Adrian Slobin. “We’re very bullish on the Phoenix market for two reasons,” Slobin said Tuesday. “We have great companies in Arizona, which we’re lucky enough to call our clients. We view it as a launchpad for businesses on the West Coast. We have more access to talent in a less crowded marketplace than the Bay Area, L.A. and even further north in Seattle.”