After having spent 10 years in investment banking, leveraged buyouts and strategy consulting, Derek got turned on by the power of personal development and transformation, and their impact on people and corporations, through his own bulldozer journey to discovering work that he loves.

Derek has facilitated experiential learning for individuals, groups, teams and organizations with Bright Livelihoods and led finance, accounting and valuation training at firms where he has been a professional. Derek received his Bachelor of Science in economics summa cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.