As a trusted advisor, Derek partners closely with some of the biggest names in retail and hospitality on their strategic business priorities. Derek typically engages with retailers to identify ways to impact the customer experience through analytics and technology, streamline processes within store operations or supply chain, and enable retail teams to do more with the investments they have already made. Additionally, Derek can offer a fresh perspective on what other retailers are doing and the current trends Cisco is seeing across the evolving industry.
Prior to this role, Derek was working for Target Corporation in Minneapolis leading key technology refresh projects and aligning future technology investments to Target’s strategic omnichannel roadmap. He also spent time at Lexmark International as a Retail Consultant reducing operational costs within North American and European retailers.