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As a business professional and Certified Public Accountant, Derek Dewan has decades of experience serving companies in leadership capacities, having variously been a partner, president, and chief executive officer. Early in his career, he numbered among the youngest business practitioners to make partner at Pricew… Read More
As a business professional and Certified Public Accountant, Derek Dewan has decades of experience serving companies in leadership capacities, having variously been a partner, president, and chief executive officer. Early in his career, he numbered among the youngest business practitioners to make partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Soon after, Derek Dewan became Managing Partner in Florida, where he currently resides with his wife, Kim.

While contributing his accounting expertise to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Derek Dewan simultaneously orchestrated the merger of four companies that would constitute a new business called AccuStaff. In its early incarnation, AccuStaff provided general staffing services to companies. Mr. Dewan became President and Chief Executive officer of the young enterprise and guided it through its IPO, netting the company over $20 million. Under his leadership, AccuStaff grew in leaps and bounds through various acquisitions that made waves in the staffing industry.

After selling the company’s staffing services division for nearly $1 billion, Derek Dewan renamed the company Modis Professional Services as part of a general reorientation in the direction of the business. As Modis Professional Services, the company focused on technology and high-skill-level staffing needs in professional fields, including law and accounting.

In addition to the above successes, Derek Dewan has received a number of honors in recognition of his business acumen. The CEO 100 Index ranked him 22nd for his excellent leadership at AccuStaff, and the University of South Florida granted him the Distinguished Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship. Moreover, Mr. Dewan contributed directly to the professional standards of his industry during his three years of service on the New York Stock Exchange’s Listed Company Advisory Committee, through which he helped propagate new ideals pertaining to the governance of NYSE companies. Read Less
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