Derek is an ISI Facilitator and serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience developing effective marketing campaigns.
He shares his story of growing up from humble beginnings, on stage at the age of three, his years as a Hollywood musician, and his diverse journey to get where he is today.
Derek is the Founder & CEO of The Artist Evolution, a full-service agency building memorable brands, marketing tools, and campaigns for startups to household brands. He is also the author of the best-selling marketing book Don’t Buy a Duck and the host of the popular Business Leadership Series podcast that also airs as a weekly business show on ESPN radio regionally. Derek is also a published musician with contributions to soundtracks that have been featured on ABC, MTV, Bravo, E!, and Oxygen.
He has been a member of Iron Sharpens Iron since 2016.
"Act as if today is the day that you will be remembered for how you treat others." - John Dijulius