Derrick Wilson, President & CEO, The Wilson Group
Derrick started his career at ComDoc as an account executive in the downtown Pittsburgh marketplace, determined to demonstrate copier functionality and close the sale in one call. He learned the business the old fashioned way, for every “Yes” you have to hear “No” a dozen times. He has held numerous positions including Major Account Representative at Copyworld, Sales Manager at Business Alternatives, Print Management Specialist at Global Solutions Group and most recently, Vice President of Sales at Xerox. In 2011, Derrick decided to put into motion his desire to own a family business based on his beliefs and values. He also wanted to leverage his passion for establishing a partnership with his customers.
On July 26, 2012 he launched The Wilson Group, an MBE with a decentralized business model that streamlines business processes, increases employee productivity and decreases hard and soft costs. Derrick produced a 644% growth in the first three years of business, earning The Wilson Group 1st place in the Pittsburgh Business Times “Top 100 Fasting Growing Companies” for 2015 and 1st place in the “Best Places to Work” (mid-size category) for 2016. We’re truly humbled and grateful.
Derrick holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics with a minor in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1988. Derrick is an active community member and sits on several boards including Poise Foundation, Bridgeway Capital, AXIOM, the JCC and the Kyle B. Wilson Scholarship Fund. Derrick appreciates the struggles and challenges of nonprofits because he and his family have a 501c3 charity in the honor and memory of his son Kyle.
Derrick lives in Wexford, PA and has three daughters, Brittney, Deseia and Ashleigh.