Derek joined Pender West in 2012. Based in Vancouver, he is a key member of Pender West’s investment team and is involved in sourcing and executing new investment transactions as well as creating strategic enhancements in current investment portfolio companies. He is an active board member of OCTS.
Alongside his role at Pender West, Derek is a principal of Tricor Pacific Founders Capital Inc., where he leads origination of new platform opportunities and acts as a Director of each portfolio company with special focus on the Finance function, contributing to portfolio company strategy. Tricor Pacific Founders Capital Inc. is a family firm that focuses on applying operating know-how in medium-sized food and other consumer packaged goods businesses.
He has over 15 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Prior to joining Pender West, he was a Senior Associate at middle-market private equity fund, Tricor Pacific Capital Inc., where he worked on the evaluation, execution and management of several middle-market private equity investments in the manufacturing, consumer products, and service sectors.
Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking division of CIBC World Markets where he worked on numerous merger and acquisition advisory mandates as well as equity and debt financings in the paper and forest products and consumer products industries.
Derek received his M.B.A. degree from London Business School (London, UK), and his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH).
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