Jack Derby is a professor of the practice in entrepreneurial marketing and the president and founder of Derby Management, where he and his managers provide strategic planning, and sales and marketing optimization services to emerging and middle market companies. Prior to forming Derby Management, Derby served as CEO of Mayer Electronics Corporation, president of CB Sports, president of Litton Industries Medical Systems, CEO of Datamedix Corporation, and president of Becton Dickinson Medical Systems.
Derby is also a lecturer at MIT, where, for the past 17 years, he has taught classes in business planning and marketing to undergraduate and graduate students in the Mechanical Engineering Department. In 2015, he received the Henry and Madeline Fischer Award, awarded annually to a School of Engineering faculty member judged by graduating seniors to be "Engineering's Teacher of the Year." He was the first faculty member from the Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies Program (ELS) to receive this recognition.
Tufts Gordon Institute
- 2006-present: Professor of the Practice
- 2018-2019: Cummings Family Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship
- 2018-2019: Director, Tufts Entrepreneurship Center
Board Member, Loci Controls
General Partner, Converge Venture Partners
Board Member, Chase Corporation
Board Member, Reiser, Inc.
Board Member, Aviant Hospice
Board Member, Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Lecturer, Business Planning and Marketing, MIT
President, Derby Management