Prior to joining Bluebird, Derek spent over 6 years in demand planning at Best Buy managing a variety of accessory categories before spending most of his time in computing hardware.  While on the laptops team, Derek planned inventory to support the rapid growth of the Chromebook, Gaming, and Microsoft Surface businesses.  Derek partnered closely with vendors on Best Buy’s co-developed premium Windows assortment, bringing with him a strong background in SKU lifecycle management and vendor collaboration.

Derek grew up in Wisconsin and is a proud UW-Madison alum. In his spare time you can find him cheering for all Wisconsin sports teams, exploring the breweries and restaurants of the Twin Cities, and traveling with his fiancé.