Derek is the vice-president of Strategic Alliances at Decimal Technologies, a Canadian solutions and consulting company. Derek helps Decimal expand its international solutions reach through appropriate channels and partnerships. Derek is recognized as a leading authority in the field of performance management, including techniques such as balanced scorecard, business modelling and advanced cost management. He is an author, trainer and frequent speaker on these topics, particularly in the real-world deployment of performance management solutions for critical business improvement. He has provided independent performance management consultancy services to over 100 companies internationally. Derek was previously the founder and CEO of Sapling Corporation, early developers of applications and implementation methodology for activity-based management and balanced scorecard. On behalf of Sapling Corporation, Derek received the National Quality Institute Award for Innovation. Derek has degrees in mathematics and operations research, is a subject matter expert for the Consortium for Advanced Management International (CAM-I) and leads CAM-I’s Performance Management Interest Group.