Derek has crafted the message and shaped the story of leading companies and winning political campaigns across North America.
He founded Revolution Strategy in 1998 and grew it into the strategic communications agency it is today, and co-created Real Houses of… a television series showcasing some of the most interesting homes in North America and the personalities behind them.
In 2015, he launched Civilized, a premium, multi-platform, digital media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as part of a balanced lifestyle.
Derek's background is in PR, having received a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. A hands-on leader, his interest and focus is on incubating and advancing startups that keep Revolution’s thinking fresh and ahead of the curve.
Rooted in Canada’s east coast but living in Los Angeles, he’s learned to surround himself with really great people and get out of the way. Derek loves a good story, a witty sense of humor and authentic personalities.
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