Derek has an extensive background in operations, supply chain, and execution within both consumer goods and retail organizations. He has over 20 years of experience in leading end-to-end supply chain optimizations, with a focus on distribution and transportation network design, forecast-to-fulfillment optimization, and digital enablement.

Derek has an MBA in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.