Derrick shapes projects with the understanding that the ultimate value of any system is driven by the experience of people in the physical world. He sees web and mobile technology as enablers to combine global markets and increase the availability of resources, ultimately leading to business and social transformation. 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 9 years of consulting experience leading User-Centered Software Development, CRM, Business Intelligence, and Strategy projects in the Energy (traditional and renewable), Healthcare, Financial Services, and other industries. He is a leader in our User Experience service line and Salesforce channel. He is passionate about leveraging user feedback 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, Microsoft, Amazon 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.
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 playing electric guitar, painting with acrylics, conducting a church choir, cooking, or attending local musical theater. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of the International Thespian Society.
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 LDS church youth organization.