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Derek has over 12 years of mobile experience in North America and Europe. Prior to returning to Canada in 2002, Derek worked at Agency.com in London England. Derek gained a considerable amount of experience in text, mobile web and location-based mobile solutions for several U.K. clients including Heineken, Barclays and Deutsche Bank.
In 2002, Derek co-founded Jambo Mobile, an award winning mobile marketing company. Derek played a key role in building and delivering mobile marketing solutions for Pfizer, Visa Inc., P&G, Hallmark and Virgin Mobile. Jambo Mobile was acquired in 2008.
In his current role, Derek leads Visa Canada’s mobile-based strategy and product portfolio. Working directly with the Global mobile team in San Francisco, Derek’s areas of responsibility include mobile contactless payments, alerts, app development and other near-term mobile innovations.
Derek obtained a Bachelors Degree in Political Studies from Bishop’s University and a Masters Degree in International Relations from Trinity in Dublin. He is a terrible poker player and an even worse golfer. He likes the great outdoors and spends his free time outside as much as possible with his wife and two young boys.