Derrick brings over 25 years of senior leadership experience in the CPG industry, in roles of Systems Implementation & Support, Big Data Analytics, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Strategic Planning, Merger Integration, and Process Optimization. Scope of work has included responsibilities for Canada, North America, and Global geographies.
Derrick works where technology and people meet, nudging both systems and organizational culture through adaptive resilience to new ways of working. Organizations are defined by a complex web of values, relationships, behaviours, KPIs, systems, policies and processes as much or more so than by their formal role definitions and organizational structures.
Diversity, inclusivity, & engagement, have become necessary pillars of positive culture in rapidly changing environments, and passion points for Derrick. Some of his best thinking is done on long runs after inspiring conversations and brainstorming sessions.