Co-Founder of Jetpac and Dipity. Startup investor and advisor. Early Yahoo! with a background in product design and monetization for consumer web / mobile.
Certified SCRUM master and practitioner of agile processes in both large and small organizations.
Extensive knowledge in digital video, imaging and audio based on working in an around streaming video since 2000.
Advised Entrepreneurs in refining / repositioning products and decks for pitching which has led to over 15MM in seed funding.
Designed and product managed the first large-scale online advertising system.
Easily bridges the gap between technical team members and non-technical customers to translate / develop product requirements.
Early on at 4 startups. Seen and advised many others on: corp. / org. structure, founder team issues, team building, product strategy etc.
Talk about people that "get it"! Wow. Derek is one of those guys who can take really complex ideas and concepts and somehow make them approachable, understood and, somehow, exciting. A true early online media pioneer and all around good guy. He's as good down the pub as he is in the board room. He'll keep you entertained with stories of the old days at Yahoo! and anecdotes about cinema while opening your eyes to what's _really_ happening in the digital media space.
A true one of a kind.