Derek manages the legal aspects of business transactions for Sentry Financial Corporation and its
subsidiaries, including Vavani Productions - a multimedia production house that develops, finances,
produces, and distributes various media properties. Prior to joining Sentry, he was formerly a Salt Lake
City-based entertainment attorney and small business consultant who focused his practice on entertainment
matters, business and corporate law, and intellectual property.
Derek has a passion for independent music, art, and culture, with over 15 years of experience working with musicians, artists, and creative businesses.
He currently serves as Chair of the Entertainment Law Section of the Utah State Bar, and President of Utah
Lawyers for the Arts. He holds a JD, MBA, BS, and BA from the University of Utah.