As Head of Executive Assessment at AIIR Consulting, Derek helps Fortune 500 organizations with executive-level succession planning. His area of expertise is predicting leadership effectiveness in the C-suite. He is a trusted advisor to organizations in several industries, including real estate, luxury retail, education, financial services, chemicals, business services, and biotech. He is also on the executive team at AIIR Analytics, a SaaS company specializing in succession planning technology and people analytics.
Derek is a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and a columnist at Psychology Today. He recently published a book, Overcoming Bad Leadership in Organizations, that helps leaders, talent management professionals, and psychologists improve toxic and ineffective leadership in organizations. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics ranging from leadership in the C-suite to D&I, organizational resilience, and politics. He is a member of the Society for Consulting Psychology (SCP), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and on the board of the SIOP Professional Practice Series, a publication for organizational scientists and executives.
Derek holds an MBA from Indiana University and a PhD in business psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
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