Derek is a seasoned media executive with broad video industry experience. Zodiac represents Derek’s third CEO role. Derek has sat on the board of two public companies, Brightcove and YuMe, and two private equity-backed companies, Grass Valley and Zodiac. He has been a media industry advisor/operating partner at two multi-billion dollar private equity firms, One Equity Partners and Francisco Partners.
Derek’s media-industry experience began at Comcast, where he held a variety of executive roles culminating in becoming general manager of Comcast’s entire $19 billion video business. Derek co-founded two venture-funded technology startups, Grabit and MegaSense. Derek began his career as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, where he completed 47 publicly announced transactions including $50 billion of M&A and raising $15 billion of capital.