About

Hello, I'm Derrick.

My personal journey has led me on this 360° exploration of the highest-performing self.

Get to know me.

My Day Job
By day, I work as Senior Vice President for CBRE’s Advisory and Transaction Services in Washington. D.C. I've spent the last 25+ years advising technology, finance and professional services companies as well as nonprofits.
My Roots
I'm originally from Philadelphia, but moved to Washington, D.C. in the mid-80's.
My Education
After high school, I was fortunate to receive an athletic scholarship to attend Duke University. On the football team, my senior year I set the record for most tackles in a single game. Academically, my focus was on politics, government, and public policy. I continued that focus at Columbia Law School, which I attended on a full scholarship.

Brief Q&A

Derrick taught me how space – the physical and metaphysical – can drive cultural transformation. His thoughts and insights allowed us to create a team culture that not only attracted top talent, but retained it. Completely transformational for me, and the business!
Lisa Hook, Former President & CEO at Neustar
Derrick is a true leader with concern, understanding and wisdom for life’s issues.
Diane Britz Lotti, Circle Financial Group
Derrick was one of the first individuals whom I formally shared my ideas for improving Africa’s education system. I can’t tell you how appreciative I am for his willingness to listen, provide insights, and make new connections to support my pursuits.
Chinesom Ejiasa, Global Greengrants Fund
Derrick leads teams and clients with the thoughtfulness and finesse of a Fortune 100 CEO.
Lance Marine, CBRE