Derek has advised clients in areas such as revenue recognition, business combinations, segment reporting, corporate restructurings, equity issues, and SEC compliance matters since 1992. He is the regional leader of the firm’s Northern California assurance and SEC/capital markets practices. Previously, Derek was the regional leader of the firm’s Technology Practice and Life Sciences Practice in Northern California.

Derek has worked with hundreds of technology companies ranging from emerging venture-backed start-ups to multinational public entities in various sectors, including software, Internet, computer devices, networking systems, biotechnology, and medical devices. With significant transaction experience, including public offerings of debt and equity securities as well as mergers and acquisitions in excess of $5 billion, he understands the complexities related to transactions such as initial public offerings (IPOs) and leveraged private equity buy-outs.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • BA, business administration, Franklin & Marshall College