Senior Manager / Seattle
An experienced business manager with a career of more than 20 years, Derek’s knowledge and competence have proven invaluable in several challenging industries. Since 2008, he has supported customer, partner, and field programs at Microsoft, from launch through execution. His successes stem from his ability to apply multiple skill sets across all areas of management, from envisioning and strategy to execution, scaling, and analysis.
Before turning his attention to the technology sector in the Puget Sound area, Derek traversed the globe, working for Fortune 500 companies in many industries, including international shipping in San Francisco, securities trading on Wall Street, and the music industry in Los Angeles and London. With experience in digital content and international corporate sales and marketing, he has a proven record of success in navigating complex organizational infrastructure. Derek holds a master’s degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor’s, with a triple minor in marketing, international relations, and Spanish, from the University of Arizona.
Away from the job, Derek travels whenever he can and both watches and plays an inordinate amount of soccer. He is also heavily involved in the global-development community and has spent many years working with such organizations as Global Washington, the UNA, NetImpact, TEDxRainier, and the University of Washington.Contact Derek Mathis