Jack Derby


President, Derby Management

As president and founder of Derby Management, Jack Derby and his managers provide strategic planning, and sales and marketing optimization services to emerging and middle market companies. Prior to forming Derby Management, Jack served as CEO of Mayer Electronics Corporation, President of CB Sports, President of Litton Industries Medical Systems, CEO of Datamedix Corporation and President of Becton Dickinson Medical Systems.

For his work in the entrepreneurial community, Jack was named to Mass High Tech’s All Star Team. He also received the distinguished Pro Bono Publico award from the Smaller Business Association of New England, the Meritorious Service Award for the Association for Corporate Growth, and the Vincent Fulmer Distinguished Service Award from the MIT Enterprise Forum. He is a frequent speaker at numerous business organizations including the Association for Corporate Growth and the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, where he was Chairman of both organizations.

He is also a lecturer at MIT, where for the past seventeen years, he has taught classes in business planning and marketing to undergraduate and graduate students in the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Jack is currently an active board member in a number of companies, including the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Accounting Management Solutions, Aviant Hospice, Brainshark Corporation, Rome Snowboards, and Reiser Inc. He is also the past Chairman of, and an active investor in, Common Angels Ventures, one of the most active seed and early stage investment groups in the U.S.

In 2015, Jack received the 2015 Henry and Madeline Fisher Award given to the best engineering teacher of the year. He is the first faculty member from the Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies Program (ELS) to be given this recognition.