Partner, Employee Benefits, Arbutus Financial Services Ltd.
Derrek began his professional career in the employee benefits industry in 1992, developing his expertise at one of Canada’s largest providers of employee benefits programs. Derrek leverages his unique understanding of the inner workings of an insurance company to provide our clients with valuable insights to ensure their employee benefits programs receive maximum value. Over this time, Derrek developed his knowledge of underwriting and risk management by providing advice and plan management to businesses of all sizes (employers from 2 to 2,000 employees) across every industry sector.
In addition, Derrek led the small and mid-size consulting practice at a major national human resource consulting firm. As a result of his direct involvement in the design and delivery of employee benefits programs, Derrek has a unique perspective into the employee experience with these plans and the underlying cost drivers. Derrek’s passion is partnering with Business Owners, Financial Professionals and Human Resource personnel to reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve your competitive position by supporting your employee’s financial security, health and well-being. He will assess your business and employee needs, create an action plan and motivate you to enhance your employee benefits offering with innovative and professional advice.
Derrek was born in Vancouver but grew up playing hockey and fishing in Campbell River. After graduating from Simon Fraser University with a Business Administration degree, Derrek stayed in Vancouver where he met his wife and now has two amazing daughters.