Derek is a venture Partner, having joined the firm in 2007.
Derek came to SCP Partners from WNL Associates, where he was a digital media industry consultant involved in due diligence, strategic consulting and fund raising. Prior to that, he was associated with Selway Partners, an SCP Partners portfolio company, from 2000 to 2006. For most of that period, he was the CEO and President of Techonline, a provider of online education and online media services to the electronics industry. Under his leadership, Techonline grew revenues 300%, reduced operating costs by over 50%, became profitable, and was successfully sold.
Derek has a strong background in internet strategy development and e-commerce, including a stint at Price Waterhouse Coopers Consulting where he was part of the Telecommunications and Media Group.
Derek graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, and from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in Business Administration in Finance with a concentration in strategic planning.
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