Derek Banker has held senior executive positions in the US, UK, and Asia Pacific with extensive experience in managing and expanding complex new markets and service offerings that re-engineer end-to-end client business processes.
Derek established Agile•1 Asia Pacific operations and held responsibility for strategy, operations, sales, and marketing for the region. Agile•1 designs and develops global workforce and procurement solutions for Fortune 1000 companies.
Prior, Derek spent seven years with Williams Lea APAC, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the business process outsourcing (BPO) provider. Throughout his tenure, Derek increased the firm’s business by more than 50 percent annually. He oversaw sales, marketing, and operations, and developed strategy for the organization. As COO, Derek conducted research and provided analysis and insight regarding business trends related to informational management and marketing communications solutions. He also established new offices in New Zealand, a translation service provision in China and launched a regional print and marketing solutions platform.
Derek devoted six years as Regional Director Williams Lea APAC. He relocated to the Far East to assume the role and began establishing the firm’s operations in the region. He oversaw the opening of offices in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, & South Korea. He also launched an Australian site and led merger and acquisition activities on the continent. He held responsibility for developing his company’s regional presence, including expanding business and assessing opportunities in local markets.
Derek also lived in London and New York, where he worked for other outsourcing providers in leadership roles.