Derek has over 20 years’ experience leading both large and small consulting engagements.
After 10 years with McKinsey, where he was responsible for the West Coast Media & Entertainment Practice, he founded his current firm, Alderton Business Services. He works with private equity firms, global businesses and small public and private companies across a number of industries. He also sits on the boards of multiple companies, has been a featured speaker at over 50 events and is a published author of both industry articles and a textbook. He began his career as an insolvency administrator and then as an M&A investment banker. He earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he is an adjunct professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He also holds degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Sydney, a Diploma in Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia, and is a Chartered Accountant in Australia.