TBLP 143 | Mike McDerment: Invoice Software Leader

TBLP 143 | Mike McDerment: Accounting Software Leader

Mike McDerment is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, cloud-based accounting software that is used by 160 countries around the world and is currently ranked second in America.

Mike spent three and a half years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Outside of FreshBooks, Mike is a dad, a husband, a son and a brother. He is somebody who loves the outdoors. 

In this episode, he talks about the different roles of a CEO and its ambiguity around the role. 

Mike shares the leadership challenges that he had to overcome that became part of his development path in the earlier days.

He also discusses his knowledge on developing and growing as an effective business leader.


What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The three different types of CEO’s
  • Understand your CEO’s leadership style 
  • How to effectively work with your CEO given their leadership styles
  • How early challenges help create his development path
  • Why it’s important to foster a work-life balance for you and your employees


Mike on LinkedIn



Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

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