Derek’s journey has taken him across a number of different fields. He began studying graphic design at Oklahoma State University but decided to change gears along the way, eventually graduating with a degree in economics.
After college, and while finishing his MBA, Derek took a fellowship position doing economic-development research for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. After his stint there, he moved on to a reporting analyst position for a large automotive group based in Oklahoma City.
In his new role, Derek started a 14-day trial of Tableau Software. It showcased how they could automate reports, and the executive team told him to buy it on the spot. During this time as an analyst, InterWorks asked him to participate in a panel of local Tableau users at InnoTech in Oklahoma City. Soon after, he joined InterWorks as a business-intelligence consultant.
Derek enjoys playing music when he finds the time. He can also be found reading multiple books, playing outside with his daughters or going on fun travel adventures with his wife.