“I first met Derick when he interviewed at TechSmith. I was immediately convinced that we needed to hire Derick. Right then. Right there. Frankly I didn’t care for what job, because Derick is an impact player and just getting him in your company is a win.
When we did ultimately hire Derick, he ended up on my team – I was thrilled. From the get go Derick proved to be a team player, extremely motivated and he has that rare combination of design chops, developer know-how plus the ability to communicate with all ranges of personalities. Having worked in the design and technology field for over a decade, I can say Derick is a rarity.
Over the next couple of months we dove into projects together and while I would like to believe that I was fulfilling my role as the “senior” guy on the team that taught and led, I found that everyday Derick was teaching me something new and leading in ways that helped our team come up with better results than we would have had he played the role of the new guy that just keeps his mouth shut.
My only disappointment is that while I have moved on to another company, Derick has stayed on in his roll at TechSmith. I keep hearing from past coworkers how awesome Derick is doing. I am proud of the guy and hope that our paths cross professionally again.
– David M
Senior Web Designer