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Derek Barnes

COO/CTO, g-dii Enterprises

Derek Barnes has over 15 years of executive leadership transforming organizations through all stages of a business’ lifecycle – startup, rapid growth, business turnarounds, and M&A. Derek’s expertise includes building strategy, global organizations, and new technologies in highly competitive markets. He has worked within high-tech, professional services, telecom, financial services, real estate, healthcare, and retail sectors. 

Derek is a Co-founder at g-dii Enterprises and currently serves as the firm’s COO/CTO. He is also Senior Advisor at Ignition Point Consulting, supporting clients such as Fremont Bank, Homebridge, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and TeleNav. 

Previously, he’s held positions as COO at Executive Networks, Global Operations Director at Openwave, and VP of Technical Services and Operations at PlanetOut/Here! Media. 

Derek also serves on the boards of Horizons Foundation and Sunflower Wellness. His previous board experience includes the following: Board Chair at Under One Roof; Victory Fund; The San Francisco LGBT Community Center. He attended Marymount University with a B.A.