Derek Sasaki


As EVP, IT Operations at Clarus Commerce, Derek is responsible for driving our engineering, development, and support teams as well as ensuring our infrastructure and compliance efforts remain cutting edge.

A technology leader with over 20 years of experience, Derek has focused on start-ups and high-growth companies in the online retail, healthcare, and energy industries.

Prior to Clarus, Derek served as the EVP, Technology at Verde Energy, a leading retail energy supply company, where he built the technology department from the ground up.

Previously, Derek was the SVP, Technology at dLife, an online resource platform for diabetes patients, their caregivers, and healthcare providers, where he led the entire technology team.

Always interested in technology and e-commerce, Derek helped create the backyard chicken hobby industry with My Pet Chicken. His company sells livestock and supplies online, as well as free educational content for those wanting to get into the hobby.

When he’s not spending time with his family and their flock of chickens outside the office, he can usually be found taking care of his 250-year-old home or in his photo studio.


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