Rooted in Research Tools
Derek started his career developing animal behavior tracking tools in 1997, while working for a small instrumentation company in Columbus, Ohio. Over the course of 8 years he had a hand in product lines ranging from video tracking systems and beam break systems to rotating rod and fear conditioning systems.
After a brief break, Derek has spent the past 10 years pursuing a passion for entrepreneurship. His journey has led him through tech startups in the Clean Energy sector to Medical Devices and, most recently, in Learning and Development.
Science in the Family
Derek became reacquainted with behavior research when he met his wife, a neuroscientist. He got to see first hand how tools in the space are dated and impact the ability of researchers to do their best work.