Sector Experience

Travel & Hospitality
Media & Entertainment
Consumer Goods

Years of Experience


Member Since

Big 3 Consulting (MBB)


Management Consulting
Renegade - Founder
03/2020 - Present
Derek is the Founder of Renegade, a boutique consulting collective built to drive growth for companies in the private equity sector and beyond.

If you've got a daring investment to pursue, a bold idea to explore, a tough decision to make, a new market to conquer, a customer segment to woo, a partnership to forge or a demanding executive to dazzle, we've got your back. Let's make some magic together.

Corporate Strategy & Development
Cox Media Group - VP Strategy
02/2008 - 02/2020
Led the Strategy & Corporate Development team for a $1.5B media company with a nationwide portfolio of TV & radio stations, newspapers and digital publications. Before being sold to a private equity firm in late 2019, Cox Media Group was a division of Cox Enterprises, a $20B+ family-held company. In my role, I was responsible for leading the Strategic Planning process, evaluating + executing adjacent investment and fueling innovation.

Management Consulting
Bain & Co - Case Team Leader
08/2004 - 02/2008
Led Strategic projects for the firm, with a focus on growth initiatives in the Travel + Hospitality sector.

Corporate Strategy & Development
Coca-Cola - Business Innovation Lead
08/2001 - 08/2002
Led adjacent growth projects for Coca-Cola Fountain, the business unit focused on foodservice customers (e.g., restaurants, convenience stores + movie theaters)