Derek is CEO of Brightpearl, responsible for the overall company strategy. Recognised as a leading retail expert, his mantra is to deliver on Brightpearl’s mission to automate the back office for today’s merchants.
During the 1990’s Derek founded two IT companies, including Ireland’s first online advertising agency building database driven websites and offering SEO services. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of field sales and marketing for Norton, responsible for $1.7bn of revenue globally.
Since Derek became CEO of Brightpearl in spring 2016, the company has seen significant growth in its core customer base, cementing its position as an invaluable asset for mid-sized merchants seeking a competitive edge.