As Managing Director, Derek contributes to Tricor’s business development, capital deployment, and oversight of investment partnerships.
Derek serves as Chairman of Overland Container Transportation Services (Tricor investment since 2013), oversees Tricor's portfolio of industrial real estate properties and oversees certain alternative investment partnerships.
Derek co-founded the Founders Group of Food Companies in 2014. As Managing Partner within Founders, Derek is an owner and Board Director of Founders' portfolio companies including, Presteve Foods, Totally Chocolate, Sierra Meat & Seafood, MacDonald Meat Co, Seattle Fish Co, and Walt's Meats (serving as Co-Chairman).
Derek is also an owner and Director of Frontline Real Estate Services since 2015, steering committee member of the Binners' Project, advocate for Little Warriors charity, and former Board Director of Prostate Cancer Canada.
Derek has 20 + years of private equity & family office investing experience. Since 2012, Derek has led 30 + buyout investments and add-on acquisitions of mid-market operating businesses (control & minority), industrial real estate, and other alternative investments. He started his career at CIBC (investment banking) and then went on to lead direct investing for Pender West Capital Partners and Tricor Pacific Capital Private Equity 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).