As Globoforce's Vice President, Client Strategy and Consulting, Derek leads the company’s strategy and 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 his role leading strategy and consulting services for Globoforce, Derek also oversaw the company’s marketing and rewards functions from 2000 to 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 the 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 all major HR publications, including Workspan, HR Magazine, HR Executive, Talent Management, and Workforce Management.
While previously working with top-five management consultancy firm PA Consulting Group, he advised clients in corporate strategy, organizational behavior, marketing and corporate communications. Derek has also worked in consumer marketing for many years, working on the world-class brands of Johnson & Johnson and Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Derek holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Master of International Business Studies degree from University College Dublin.
You can reach Derek via email at firstname.lastname@example.org