Derek is co-founder and CTO of Fuze, responsible for the technology and product strategy behind the Fuze cloud communications platform. Fuze helps enterprises move their legacy on premise communications infrastructure to a cloud-based mobile user experience coupled with a rich set of data insights that help make end users and managers more efficient. Derek has spent the last 10+ years building and scaling the Fuze platform which includes voice, mobile, pbx, video, web collaboration, enterprise messaging, contact center, and data analytics features.
Previously, Derek served as product manager at BladeLogic, an industry-leading provider of enterprise data center automation software. At BladeLogic, Derek defined and launched products in the early devops market including a platform for automated server provisioning and ongoing configuration management. Bringing the right devops message and product to the enterprise market was a catalyst for BladeLogic's tremendous growth from a start-up through an IPO in 2007 and eventual acquisition by BMC Software for $880 million. Prior to BladeLogic, Derek worked at WebYes, a high end application hosting provider, where he developed and managed high availability ecommerce applications deployed across 11 data centers on four continents.
Derek holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.