As a co-founder of Sterling Johnston, the foundation of Derek’s leadership philosophy is that the road to prosperity is paved with collaboration over competition. This steadfast approach to business has resulted in Sterling Johnston being recognized as one of America’s Fasting Growing Companies by Inc. 5000. Through Sterling Johnston, Derek has helped hundreds of Pacific Northwest real estate agents customize and cultivate thriving practices. Derek’s career has also included real estate investments, auditing Fortune 500 companies and representing buyers and sellers as an agent. Derek has personally brokered over 400 transactions and is a regular recipient of Seattle Magazine’s Five Star Real Estate Agent award. Derek strives to be mindful of work and life balance and finds inspiration by spending time outdoors with his wife, kids and chocolate lab Scout as well as cheering on his favorite team, the Seattle Seahawks.