PureStake CEO & Moonbeam Founder
Derek is the CEO of PureStake, the company building Moonbeam. Prior to PureStake, Derek was the co-founder and CTO of Fuze, where he led the product and engineering teams in the creation of a global Unified Communications-as-a-Service cloud platform with points of presence all around the world. During his time at Fuze, the company grew to 700 employees and a $150M run rate. As a professional tech entrepreneur with over two decades of success building software and cloud companies, Derek can speak to the importance of blockchain infrastructure to eliminate operational complexity and allow developers to focus on building unique applications and projects.