Founder of Entretherapy, a safe environment for entrepreneurs to gather and publicly break through professional & mental blocks.
I had the privilege of attending CAKE on several occasions. Derek has done a fantastic job of organizing a group of local entrepreneurs to casually give and share precious advice on a regular basis. The meetings are always friendly and relaxed.
The organization itself is very tech-savvy, and broadcasts on the internet.
I was so impressed with CAKE that I spoke for free at one of its events! Derek has simply done a great job of putting this together. Kudos!
Derek is a great leader. He makes quick and accurate decisions and knows his materials.
When working with him, I could see that he would excel in whatever business avenues he chose because he is a visual reader and excellent study. Derek's ability to take business theory into actual business strategy is one of his strengths.
I would definitely work with Derek again.
Derek was so awesome to work with! We did a class project together once and had such a great time, that in future classes we had together, we always picked eachother for group projects.
He had great leadership skills and new how to work well with a team. He was one of those people in school that made you strive to be a better student.
It is a pleasure to recommend Derek for his work at Portland State University. I spent a term working on a group project with Derek on a complex marketing campaign. He was an excellent team member to work with. Derek was determined and put 100% into his work. He also demonstrated great time management skills and was a wonderful public speaker.
Derek’s ambition makes him thrive with whatever he is a part of. He comes with my highest recommendation.
I worked for Derek for a year and a half and I have never had a more productive manager. Not only could he motivate his staff to stay on task but he kept the environment fun so that we would want to work. He always had creative ideas on how to improve the profit while still keeping customer service a priority.