As CEO and president of Consultgenix, Derrek Space has dedicated his professional life in the field of finance. For him, finance is second nature, and helping companies chart the path for success is his mission and focus. “I love numbers, and I have a passion for painting the portrait and telling the story, whether it’s a long-term strategy or a turnaround scenario,” he shares.
Derrek founded Consultgenix in 2018, with 18 years of knowledge and skills as a financier and consultant, and expertise in change management and operational efficiencies. The firm provides an array of advisory services to all businesses, from large Fortune 500 to small- and mid-sized companies, ranging from digital and social marketing to business and turnaround consulting. He also works with start-ups to implement financial controls and design business plans to drive growth, and with companies to restructure internal operations and develop long-range plans to bring profitability and financial freedom.
Derrek began his career in 2001 as a senior associate with Lehman Brothers, after graduating from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics—an experience he will never forget. “My first day of work at Lehman Brothers was 9/11, 2001. We were at 3 World Financial, connected to the World Trade Center, which I was there that morning at 7:45 a.m.” he recalls.
In 2005, he joined the corporate finance division of PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing services across a wide range of areas, including budget analysis, reporting, and relationship management, before moving to PepsiCo in 2008, where he focused on corporate finance. In 2012, he joined AIG to oversee finance for the Latin American personal insurance sector, where his language skills in Spanish, French, and [basic] Portuguese helped him develop strategies and strengthen relationships between the firm and its clients.
Derrek holds an MBA in accounting and finance from the University of Connecticut in addition to a myriad of certifications ranging from business analytics from the University of Pennsylvania to organizational leadership from Northwestern. He is a family man, and dedicated father of two, and resides in Coral Gables, Florida.
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