Brett Derby is a Principal, Portfolio Operations at GI Partners. He currently serves on the boards of Rise Broadband, LightEdge, and Orbcomm. He works with portfolio companies to accelerate growth and drives market diligence for potential investment. Prior to joining GI Partners, he worked at Vista Consulting Group implementing best practice operating principles and continuous improvement programs across Vista Equity Partners’ portfolio of companies. Prior to Vista, he worked for Bain & Company advising management teams of Fortune 500 and private equity-backed companies. Earlier in his career, he worked in sales strategy and revenue operations roles within the healthcare space.


  • M.B.A. from Columbia Business School
  • B.S. from University of Southern California