As Managing Director, Derek contributes to Tricor’s business development and capital deployment, with a specific focus on the origination and oversight of investment partnerships.
Alongside his role at Tricor, Derek serves as Chairman of Overland Container Transportation Services (investment since 2013), oversees Tricor's portfolio of industrial real estate properties and leads certain other alternative investment partnerships.
Derek co-founded the Founders Group of Food Companies in 2014. As a 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 (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, 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 in 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 investments 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).
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