Derrick is a Certified Financial Planner™ with over twenty years of business experience including seven years of international business experience in the automotive industry and 16 years of education and experience within the financial service industry. He specializes in both the accumulation of wealth (pre-retirement) and distribution of income (retirement) planning. In addition to be being a Certified Financial Planner™ Derrick has his Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 licenses, and is a registered representative and registered investment advisor representative with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
Derrick is engaged in the community and with service. He is an active board member of the Motor City Squash and Education Foundation (MCSEF) and Co-Chair of the Motor City Open since 2012. The focus of the MCSEF is to raise funds for local charities including RacquetUp, a Squash Education Alliance organization that provides education, mentorship and squash activities to inner city youth. Over the past 6 years and under his leadership the MCSEF has raised over $100,000 toward this effort. Derrick lives in Bloomfield Village with his wife Dana and his two daughters Kate and Ruby (KABY). He also enjoys cooking, wine, playing squash and guitar.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.