Derek Watson is the Director of Microsoft Solutions for GadellNet.
Derek assists our customers with their digital transformation utilizing Microsoft’s robust suite of tools. He created GadellNet’s Modern Workplace methodology to achieve consistent and repeatable execution of projects while simultaneously providing a smooth transition for impacted users.
Derek has over 20 years of experience supporting the technology of Fortune 500 companies. He has worked for organizations like Anheuser-Busch Inbev and Bayer-Monsanto, as well as consulted on Microsoft projects for clients across the United States. Most recently, Derek helped Enterprise Holdings strategically deploy Office 365 and Microsoft Teams to their over 100,000 users. At GadellNet, Derek uses this experience to help our clients to effectively use technology as a competitive advantage while increasing security and reducing risk.
Derek’s has a passion for training and technical community which is expressed as a board member for TechEvents, LLC – a nonprofit that focuses on providing low/no-cost technical conferences.
Derek lives in a quiet suburb of St. Louis, Missouri with his wife of 15 years, Laurie, and their three amazing children - April, Barrett, and James. Outside of work, you can most likely find him transporting the boys to hockey/April to volleyball, playing with some technical gadget, or enjoying the outdoors.