Senior Vice President, Client Strategy & Consulting
As senior vice president, client strategy and consulting at Workhuman, Derek leads the company’s insight consulting division. In this role, he helps clients – including some of world’s most admired companies – leverage proven recognition strategies and best practices to elevate employee engagement, increase retention, and improve bottom-line results. In addition to leading consulting services for Workhuman, Derek also oversaw the company’s marketing and rewards functions from 2000-2010.
Derek is one of the world’s foremost experts on employee recognition and engagement, helping business leaders set a higher vision and ambition for their company culture. As a renowned speaker, author of an acclaimed blog, Recognize This!, and co-author of “Winning with a Culture of Recognition” and “The Power of Thanks,” he teaches HR leaders how to use recognition to proactively manage company culture. His viewpoints and writings are also regularly featured across major HR publications including Workspan, HR Magazine, HR Executive, Talent Management, and Workforce Management.