With years of banking experience and a passion for strategic marketing, Derek jumped right into account work at Mills. He thrives in a day-to-day work environment that is never the same and always moving 100 mph. His experience, sense of humor, and love of a fast-paced work environment make him a great match for Mills and our clients. Selfishly, we’re all hoping to reap the rewards of his love for cooking too!
Education: B.S. in Business Administration, Grand View University
M.S. in Organizational Leadership, Grand View University
My personal motto is: Take humor seriously.
My superpower is: Drinking caffeine right up to bedtime and then immediately falling asleep.
Use three words to describe the Mills team: My second family.
Connect with Derek on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dr-baker
Makes me laugh: When people have the hiccups. Can’t help myself.
I’m passionate about: Making people laugh and finding joy in the things I do.
Could never give up: The Iowa Hawkeyes, the Broncos, the Yankees, and pasta.
Digital and Marketing Automation Manager
My personal theme song is: “Drive” by Incubus