Derek’s focus as Director for North America at Expedia Media Solutions is working with his team to develop and deliver on custom designed digital media campaigns. The team works with travel and non-travel advertisers and their strength comes from their deep partnerships and relationships with DMOs, Airlines, Hotels and Attractions and being able to exceed their expectations utilizing the vast network of Expedia’s travel brands and global points of sale.
Derek has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. The last 10+ within the online space, much of it at OTAs, including Travelocity, Orbitz, and now Expedia. Derek has previously held roles from travel product manager, hotels sales, market management to media sales at and travel marketing companies Sojern, in locations from San Francisco, New York City, Las Vegas and South Florida. When not traveling with his team, Derek spends his time in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He also is a culinary school graduate, specializing in Baking and Pastry.