University: Brigham Young University
Major: BS Finance
Projects: Alianza, Control4, Daz3D, Transpond
Derek joined the University Venture Fund in 2008, after completing four months as a Summer Analyst at Highway 12 Ventures, an early-stage VC fund with $100M under management. As a Senior Associate at UVF, he led and co-led various deals (such as Control4), in multiple segments including: wireless and mobile technologies, web, software, social media, consumer products and financial services. In 2009, Derek spent the summer in the Bay Area as a Summer Associate with Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a middle market PE fund with $1.1B under management, again returning to UVF in the fall.
After graduating in Finance from Brigham Young University in late 2009, Derek continued at UVF and also spent the next five months in heavy investment banking training including advanced financial modeling and buyout strategy courses. Derek subsequently joined Highway 12 Ventures as an Associate in the spring of 2010. When he’s not recuperating from his latest extreme downhill mountain biking or snowboarding excursion, Derek enjoys capturing outdoor landscapes on his camera and composing his own piano music.