Microsoft Derrick Wheeler
Senior Search Engine Optmization Architect
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Derrick Wheeler is the Sr SEO Architect at Microsoft. He is responsible for defining and driving the all-up SEO strategy for all Microsoft web properties.

A frequent speaker at popular search engine marketing conferences, Wheeler has been in the SEO industry for over 18 years. In fact, it is the only career he has ever known.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked at Acxiom Digital as the Director of Search Engine Marketing. Here, he trained and led a team responsible for organic search optimization, paid search advertising, and XML data feed production for a diverse list of clients.

Before working at Acxiom Corporation, Wheeler was the Vice President of Search Engine Optimization at Intrapromote, LLC and was responsible for all aspects of search engine optimization for the company's clients. He also worked at Outrider North America (formerly Multimedia Marketing Group) as the Director of Online Promotions, where he created and managed a department responsible for the production of all online promotion services.

Wheeler graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music, and trying to stay fit.