I’m founder & ceo of Greatist, a health & wellness media startup on a mission to make better choices easier for everyone. In previous lives, I worked at Clicker.com (acquired by CBS) & NBC Universal and graduated from Harvard in 2010.
I’m passionate about both building things that make a profound difference in communities + the importance of fitness, health, & happiness in just about everything. I also like: basketball, adventure, theme parks, theme bars, coffee, legos, Walt Disney, fireworks, multi-colored post-its, expensive (and inexpensive and gifted) whiskey & scotch, jazz, the Miami Heat, ice cream, time travel, Medieval Times, the Magic Castle, and, above all, working with amazing people to build awesome stuff that makes a difference.
Sometimes, when I manage to find a free moment, I’ll occasionally write about my adventures into building brands that last, creating an amazing office culture, the struggles & successes of being an entrepreneur, Greatist, and my health & wellness.
Questions/requests/comments/advice/need a skydiving buddy? Email me anytime: derek [at] greatist [dot] com