Derrick graduated Iona University in New Rochelle, NY in 1994 with a degree in Finance. He started his career with Merrill Lynch’s Private Client Group in 1995 as a Financial Consultant. Derrick continued his career working as a Financial Advisor for Smith Barney (2000-2004) and Wells Fargo Advisors (2004-2011) before joining Heritage Investment Partners in December 2011. In 2018 Derrick moved his practice to Ameriprise Financial. After five years working at Ameriprise as a Financial Advisor, he rejoined Heritage Investment Partners as a Principal in 2023.