Leader, mentor, and innovative entrepreneur are just a few of the terms most often used to describe Derek Shaw, co-owner of SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County.
With over a decade of experience in both the corporate world and as an entrepreneur, he brings the highest levels of leadership, business development, and entrepreneurial innovation to the organization, which sets him apart from all others. Derek is driven by a strong desire to achieve the highest levels of success in every endeavor he embarks on, then takes that success to the next level through his deeply rooted leadership and mentoring skill sets.
Derek was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he grew up in humble beginnings, which were laced with struggles and challenges. Through this, he developed a strong work ethic and an impeccable character, which would serve him well in later years. His competitive nature came to life in his love for baseball, and his early successes earned him a full athletic scholarship to Louisiana Tech University. He graduated from Louisiana Tech with his bachelor's degree in sociology and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
With a strong vision for success and driven by a deeply rooted entrepreneurial spirit, Derek entered into the corporate world and pursued a career in sales and leadership. He took on numerous roles in the medical sales industry. In each role, he earned high accolades for his expertise and quality results.
These years of success in sales and sales management fueled his desire to be a highly successful entrepreneur. He took on that challenge and became a multi-unit area developer for Nekter Juice Bar in the DFW region. Through his highly developed skill sets, Derek gained valuable leadership experience as an executive, scaling the business, managing budgets, along with leading and mentoring staff.