Derek Adams, Director of Information Technology

A collaborative executive with a proven track record of building high-performing IT teams, Derek Adams helps optimize Birchstone’s financial performance and ROI by delivering innovative technology solutions that meet the company’s business needs. He positions his department for success through extensive staff mentoring, training and focused performance management. His areas of expertise include IT strategy and transformation, cloud network infrastructure, solution development and implementation, cybersecurity and change management.

Prior to joining Birchstone, Derek served as Director of Information Technology at RPM Expedite USA, a specialty logistics company. There, he led the strategic development and modernization of the company’s IT systems and oversaw its day-to-day IT operations, security and vendor management. His career also includes a 10-year stint as Director of Information Technology at Omni Logistics, a global third-party logistics company in Coppell, Texas.

Derek is a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corp. During his time in the Army, he was an armor non-commissioned officer with combat deployments to Iraq, including assignments with the 75th Ranger Regiment and the 7th Special Forces Group. In the Marines, Derek was an infantry non-commissioned officer assigned to the 1st Marine Force Recon.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Devry University. Derek also has earned the Agile Certified Practitioner designation from the Project Management Institute. He is currently pursuing the Certified Information Systems Auditor designation from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.