Mark Derho

Mark Derho 30 Year Career in Corporate, Small Business Development and AI Innovation

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Early Career: Pioneering Web Design

I’ve spent over three decades carving out my path in the world of web design, small business development, and now, artificial intelligence (AI). My career began in 1993 when I became the first website designer for the first WYSIWYG website builder, a tool that revolutionized the way websites were created by allowing users to design without writing code. 

Corporate Experience: Building a Strong Foundation

As seen in my resume, for the first 15 years of my career, I worked with Fortune 100 companies, agencies, and startups in various escalating roles, from web designer-developer to marketing manager and software product manager. 

During this time, I had the privilege of working with notable companies such as Forbes Digital Media, Merrill Lynch,, and Information Builders. These experiences honed my skills and gave me a solid foundation in web technology and management.

Independent Ventures: TECH SAVVY NYC  for SMBs in NYC

By 2010, I shifted my focus to working independently, zeroing in on the unique needs of small businesses. Since then, I’ve built more than 1000 websites for small businesses, each one a tailored solution designed to meet the specific needs and goals of my clients. 

This experience has given me an unparalleled understanding of what small businesses need to succeed online, from robust SEO strategies to user-friendly interfaces.

Importance of a Well-Crafted Online Presence

Here I highlight the importance of a well-crafted online presence for small businesses. I emphasize that a website isn’t just a digital storefront; it’s a powerful tool for engaging customers, building brand credibility, and driving growth. 

My experience has taught me that every business is unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. That’s why I take the time to understand each client’s business, goals, and target audience, ensuring that every website I build is perfectly aligned with their needs.

Embracing AI: Innovating Digital Marketing and Business Operations

In recent years, my work has increasingly focused on the integration of AI into digital marketing and business operations. I’m committed to leveraging AI to create smarter, more efficient solutions for my clients. 

This includes developing AI-driven chatbots for customer service, implementing AI tools for SEO and content marketing, and exploring new AI technologies to stay ahead of the curve. 

My article titled ‘103-Year-Old Vet Discusses Impact of OpenAI Sora,’ published on, is a testament to my deep dive into the AI world, showcasing how AI can be a transformative force across various industries.


In a world where many claim expertise, I stand on a foundation of decades of hands-on experience and a commitment to continuous innovation. I’ve been there since the beginning, and I continue to push forward, helping small businesses carve out their space online and harness the power of AI. 

Learn More

To learn more about my work and how I can help your business thrive online call me at: (718) 809-0034

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