Derek is a seasoned media executive with broad video industry experience. Zodiac represents Derek’s third CEO role, where he is responsible for the Video Service Provider/Operator vertical. Previously, Derek sat on the board for two public companies, Brightcove and YuMe, as well as two private equity-backed companies. He also served as a media industry advisor/operating partner at two multi-billion dollar private equity firms.
Prior to entering the media industry, Derek worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where he completed forty-seven publicly announced transactions, including $50 billion of M&A, and raised $15 billion of capital. Derek then worked at Comcast, where he held a variety of executive roles, eventually becoming the general manager of Comcast’s entire $19 billion video business. Additionally, Derek cofounded two venture-funded technology startups called Grabit and MegaSense.