Derrick is the president of Bluesky Equities Ltd., an investment management company with interests in real estate, energy, distilling, and alternative strategies. Over the past 20 years, he has founded or cofounded 14 companies, mostly in petroleum exploration and technology. Bluesky Equities is one of the most active angel investors in Southern Alberta, having invested in more than two dozen local startup businesses in the last 10 years. Derrick currently sits on the boards of several private companies and is also a trustee of the Hunter Family Foundation. He serves on the boards of Futurepreneur Canada, the Beakerhead Creative Society, the Alberta Cancer Foundation Charity Classic, and the University of Calgary Energy New Venture Competition.