Derek Chapin is the Founder and President of Aspira Works.
Derek catalyzes business growth. A successful strategist, innovator, and company builder, Derek has diverse experience in growth scaling, business development, strategic direction and planning, financial and operational management and optimization, and team building.
Highlights from Derek’s track record of successful growth include:
- $110M exit to Amazon as CFO of daily-deal pioneer Woot, where he formulated, implemented, and managed financial, legal, HR, and operational matters during Woot’s high-growth phase;
- $7M Series A diligence & filings for Vinli, where he scaled the team to 40 people in 6 months, coordinated a complex Chinese-based manufacturing process, and closed sales and distribution agreements with international customers;
- Co-Founded an e-commerce incubator experimenting with ways to make shopping fun again, beginning with https://meh.com/
A proud Dad and Longhorn, Derek earned a Finance degree through UT’s Business Honors Program and a Master’s degree from UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. He lives in Plano with his wife and two daughters.