Born and raised in the Kansas City, Missouri area, Derek came to Portland, Oregon to pursue his interests in commercial finance. Derek first joined American as the Office Administrator in early 2011, eventually progressing into more of a managerial role as he became ever more involved with operations.
In 2016, Derek purchased 100% of the company stock to become the sole shareholder and Director of Operations. Since then, Derek’s main objective has been to grow both companies through marketing and service excellence.
Derek’s daily role is centered on a variety of operational duties including documentation drafting, accounting, credit review, marketing, and assistance in managing the ever-growing Leasefund portfolio. Derek enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing tennis, and watching football.