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Derek contributes to Tricor’s business development and capital deployment, with a specific focus on the origination, execution and oversight of new investment opportunities and partnerships. As Managing Director, Derek contributes to Tricor’s partnerships and investments in operating companies and real estate holdings with a focus on company strategy, growth, and development. Derek Chairs the Board of Directors of Overland Container Transportation Services, manages Tricor’s private REIT platform and leads certain other investments.


Derek co-founded the Founders Group of Food Companies in 2014. Alongside his role at Tricor and as a Partner within Founders, Derek is an owner and Board Director of Founders’ portfolio companies including, Presteve Foods, Totally Chocolate, and Armand Agra.


Derek is also an owner and Director of Frontline Real Estate Services and Campbell Strata Management. Derek is a steering committee member of the Binners’ Project and served on the Board of Directors of Prostate Cancer Canada from 2017 to 2020. 


Derek has over fifteen years of combined experience in investment banking and private equity. He started his career at CIBC World Markets and then went on to lead investments for Pender West Capital Partners Inc. and Tricor Pacific Capital Inc. (Fund IV). He received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) and his M.B.A. degree from London Business School (London, UK).

Email: derek.senft@tricorpacific.com

Direct: +1 (604) 726-5051