Derik spent the last two decades with his head down, building companies from the ground up and venturing in nearly every industry including food, fitness, tech, finance, health care, and real estate. Some of these brands Derik has grown into becoming NASDAQ publicly-traded companies, or sold with 7 to 8-figure exits. He built a massive health club brand, Around the Clock Fitness, which he sold in 2019, as well as a venture and growth capital firm, 3F Management, all while he was still in his 20’s. He manages over 20,000 employees and is a mentor to countless young entrepreneurs. But almost always choosing to support behind the scenes, Derik serves as a shadow CEO to assist high-level C-suite executives in multiple organizations.