Derek joined DW Simpson in 2003. He began as an Assistant Recruiter working with one of the Partners and then transitioned to leading his own team in December 2005. Currently Derek manages a two-person team.
Throughout his career at DW Simpson, Derek has worked with actuaries at every stage of their careers – from students progressing through exams to designated individuals with extensive leadership experience. Additionally, he has successfully placed candidates into various emerging areas beyond actuarial such as Enterprise Risk Management, Catastrophe Modeling and Health Analytics.
Derek regularly attends annual professional conferences and seminars sponsored by actuarial and related organizations. He has also recently presented at a regional actuarial club’s bi-annual meeting. Derek believes that attending and presenting at such events assists in his ability to provide the most current information and comprehensive service to the clients and candidates with whom he works on an ongoing basis.
Derek graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Outside of the office he enjoys traveling, the arts and a good conversation about the Chicago Cubs chances this year.