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Geoff Nyheim

  • Instructor
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  • Department of Marketing
  • (630) 750-1110
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 7528
    Chicago, IL 60604 ​

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, DePaul University of Chicago, 2015
  • BA, Political Economy, University of California Berkeley, 1983


Geoff Nyheim brings 35 years of experience in the tech industry to his roles as instructor in the Driehaus College of Business. Nyheim, a DePaul MBA alumnus, returned to DePaul after serving as executive-in-residence in the Department of Marketing for three years, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and working closely with corporate partners to successfully launch and accelerate DePaul students’ careers.

A self-described lifelong learner, Nyheim earned his undergraduate degree in political economy from the University of California (UC) Berkley and has completed executive education programs from New York University, Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Chicago, and the Harvard Business School. Nyheim spent more than 20 years at Microsoft, serving in a variety of management and executive leadership sales roles. Until recently, Nyheim was director of the U.S. Central Area for Amazon Web Services where he led the strategy, operating plan and orchestration of 1,000-plus resources in Amazon’s ​cloud platform to deliver business outcomes for customers and partners.