Chief Operating Officer
Derek is an entrepreneur, executive, and network builder with nearly 20 years of experience at the intersection of groundbreaking science and commercial development; he is the Chief Operating Officer of NewYorkBIO, which represents nearly 200 members and includes the state’s leading bioscience companies, universities, research institutions and others dedicated to advancing life science research and commercialization. He is also the founder and leader behind ECHO NYC, an organization fostering connectivity between key stakeholders in the NYC biomedical ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, capital providers, clinicians, and healthcare operators. ECHO NYC has run monthly “Bio-entrepreneurship in NYC” events since 2009. Derek has a deep background in startup biomedical companies and has been a founder, executive, and board member across multiple ventures. His previous experience also includes a commercial role at GE, and business development at the NY Academy of Sciences. Derek lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons, and it serves as the HQ and home base for their adventures.