Derek is a 24-year veteran of the giant-screen film industry. He began his career in theater operations, managing international institutional joint-ventures for SimEx. He then built and operated the Simons IMAX Theater as theater director for IMAX Corporation at Boston’s New England Aquarium before joining National Geographic’s Cinema Ventures group, where he oversaw film marketing and outreach activities. Subsequently, Derek served as a theater and film development consultant for several of the industry’s most prestigious museums, including the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History, and the Montreal Science Centre. Derek has led D3D’s giant screen theater business as well as North American distribution for Giant Screen Films since 2010.