Senior Manager / Seattle
An experienced business manager with a 20+ year career, 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 being able to utilize 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; these include international shipping in San Francisco, securities trading on Wall Street, and the music industry in both Los Angeles and London. With experience in digital content and international corporate sales and marketing, he prides himself on his ability to navigate 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.
It’s not all work: away from the job, Derek travels whenever he can and 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 organizations, including Global Washington, the UNA, NetImpact, TEDxRainier, and the University of WashingtonContact Derek Mathis