Derk joined Sage in September 2014 as Director of Corporate Development for The Sage Group plc, based in London. At Sage Derk is responsible for acquisitions, divestures and strategic investments globally. Prior to joining Sage, Derk was Director Corporate Development at Danaher Corporation where Derk had responsibility for M&A transaction work for Danaher in Europe. Derk also worked at HgCapital and Merrill Lynch. Derk received his MBA from INSEAD, and graduated from Oxford with a BA in Politics / Philosophy and Economics.