Derrick leads Cloud-first Software Development, Customer Experience, and Strategy projects with a focus on tackling bold ideas as incremental improvements. The world has more uncertainty and is moving at a faster pace than ever before as power structures are shifting, energy is transitioning, and the daily flood of information creates transparency and fog at the same time. His focus during his career has been on solving those problems that span the edges between knowledge domains, technology stacks, or functional areas.
Derrick has more than 13 years of consulting experience leading User-Centered Software Development, CRM, Business Intelligence, and Strategy projects in the Energy (renewable and traditional), Social Sector, Healthcare, Financial Services, and other industries. He is passionate about leveraging real-world feedback loops to help overcome subconscious bias and using jobs theory to reframe technical problems in terms of customer experience. He has worked with clients to utilize out-of-the-box or configurable solutions to serve important business functions and then develop custom-fit solutions for core competitive advantages. He has architected solutions that combine on-premise and cloud, Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce, technical development, and strategic process improvements to enable businesses as they transform to meet customer needs. Prior to Pariveda, Derrick worked and consulted in the Software as a Service industry.
Outside the office
Derrick enjoys the outdoors, biking, swimming, camping, playing tennis, and generally spending time with his wife Jen, and their four boys. In his spare time, you might find him composing and recording rock music, painting with acrylics, conducting a church choir, cooking, or attending the local musical theater. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the International Thespian Society.
Education and service
Derrick earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University in Information System Management. A believer in helping to grow the leaders of tomorrow, he has logged hundreds of hours with the Big Brother’s Big Sister’s Mentor 2.0 program, his local troop of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints youth organization.