Michael VanErdewyk

Entrepreneur with Decades of Experience

Over the past quarter-century, Michael VanErdewyk has founded and led several firms. From BioTech to Workers Compensation Insurance and most recently a private student loan platform. Serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the company and its subsidiaries, he led it to insure over $4 billion in private student loans and service over $500 million in private student loans. As a result, it reached over $40 million in annual revenue by 2017.

Michael VanErdewyk subsequently formed Bright Bucks, where he serves as CEO. Since co-founding the company in 2018, he has led the organization's leadership team, fundraising efforts and overseen the development and release of its FinTech Earnings and Member Engagement Rewards app. Bright Bucks empowers individuals to earn a supplemental income in a fun and engaging way so they can impact their own lives and the lives of others. In doing so, Bright Bucks has partnered with content providers and enables members to earn money for savings, paying off debt and donating to community and charitable organizations.

A graduate of Dakota State University, he holds a bachelor of science degree in biology. While pursuing his degree, he was nominated and selected in Who's Who among Students at American Universities and Colleges.

Prior Lake, MN, US

Work Experience

Jan 2018 - Present

CO-Founder CEO
Bright Bucks Inc


Sep 1979 - May 1983

Dakota State University

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