Richard D. (Rick) Snyder (born August 19, 1958) is the governor of Michigan, elected in 2010.

He was CEO, Chair of the Board and co-founder of Ardesta LLC, a venture capital firm located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Snyder previously served as CEO and Chairman of Gateway, Inc.

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Snyder, also CEO of Ann Arbor-based venture capital firm Ardesta and former chairman of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.'s executive committee, hinted that he may seek to overcome those obstacles by relying on entrepreneurial business skills.

One tough nerd

Snyder ran a Super Bowl 2010 ad with the "One tough nerd" slogan, and looks to use it throughout the campaign.[1]

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