Derek is a financial and management consultant. He has held various roles for CBRE Global Investors, the independently operated real estate investment management affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc., including acting as its interim Chief Financial Officer.
Derek also previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Trammell Crow Company from October 2000 through its sale to CBRE Group in December 2006. He joined Trammell Crow as its General Counsel after acting as its lead outside counsel in connection with the firm’s initial public offering. Prior to joining Trammell Crow, Derek was a partner with Vinson & Elkins LLP where he practiced corporate and securities law. He currently serves as a Chair of the Compensation and Evaluation Committee at Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company and Davaco, Inc. Derek is a graduate of University of Kansas where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a computer science concentration. He earned a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law and Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the State Bar of Texas (inactive).