Derek has been a lifelong animal lover. He brought home his first puppy at age 4, took his first obedience class at age 10 and has raised a variety of cats and dogs over the years. He became a volunteer dog walker at the SF SPCA in 2005 and joined the Board in 2008.
He is currently Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco Symphony. Previously, Derek was the Chief Executive Officer of the University of California at Berkeley Center for Executive Education. Earlier, he was a Principal with The Exetor Group, and a former Director and Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco office, where he worked for 20 years.
Outside the office, Derek raises two little boys with his wife.
Mr. Dean holds a BA, Summa Cum Laude, from Carleton College and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He joined the Board of Directors in 2008.