Derrick founded FireLogic in 2010 with one goal in mind: to provide Park Ridge and the surrounding Chicago suburbs with superb technology support at an affordable price. Since then, FireLogic has been growing rapidly and currently supports a diverse mix of residential, commercial, nonprofit, and educational clients. The company is fully managed by Derrick and owned in whole as a privately held corporation.
Derrick’s formal education took place at DePaul University in Chicago, IL and he received a B.S. in Business Administration in 2009. He has over 8 years of formal experience in the public and private sectors providing technology support and training to a range of users and organizations.
He holds numerous technical certifications from major industry names such as Microsoft, Google, RingCentral, and the Computing Technology Industry Association.
In addition to managing FireLogic on a daily basis, Derrick is actively involved with other organizations in the technology industry. As a current member of the CompTIA Subject Matter Expert Technical Advisory Committee, he assists in the revision and advancement of technology certification exams that are globally recognized. Also, Derrick is the Lead Google Apps Trainer & Deployment Specialist for the McDermott Multimedia Group, a consortium of industry professionals providing direct consultation to higher education in the use of technology & classroom integration.
Derrick is also an avid technical writer and pens articles on a monthly basis for a variety of technology-focused websites and blogs. In his free time, he enjoys inline hockey, reading, movies, and an eclectic variety of music. He is currently studying for his Master’s in IT Project Management from DePaul University.
Technical Certifications CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Server+ Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in Windows Vista & Windows 7 Google Apps Certified Trainer & Deployment Specialist RingCentral Certified VoIP Communications Professional