Derek was Head of Agency Relations at Google, where he directed the North America sales teams dedicated to Omnicom and Publicis. Derek entered the online media space in 1999 as a founding member and Vice President of Sales & Marketing at SmartBrief, a B2B e-newsletter publisher. He began his career at The Advisory Board Company, where he conducted research studies for hospitals and health systems. Derek holds a BA from Williams College.
Derek trains for half-marathons, tries to keep his Boston Terrier out of trouble, and samples the offerings of New York City’s wine bars.
“There is an incredible rigorousness, but it’s combined with a casualness and humor that is refreshing.”