Derek joined the Portland Internetworks team in 2016 after years of accounting and operations consulting for businesses in the San Diego area. As the Controller at Portland Internetworks his main focus will be to accelerate our financial strategy and streamline internal operations. Derek never shies away from a warm smile or good laugh, no matter how many spreadsheets he has open on his monitor. His otherwise quiet composure lends perfectly to his leadership role and his reputation as a conscientious and diligent Controller. He is a family man, cyclist, Ping Pong convert, and craft beer aficionado. Some of Derek’s new coworkers would say that he “doesn’t just like beer. He KNOWS beer, but he’s not snobby about it. He’s a beer guru to the people.” In any case, we’re happy that Derek is our beer guru now.