Hi there! Derek Coburn here. I’d love to have an opportunity to get to know you.

headshot_derekI began my career as a financial advisor in 1998 and built a successful wealth management practice – which I still run today – mainly by outworking everyone else.

When the economy took a turn for the worse, I had to devote even more time to my existing clients.

I began using non-traditional networking strategies, which included creating an informal networking group consisting of my best clients and their top advisors, to triple my revenue and improve the quality of my business and life.

My passion for connecting remarkable professionals led me to start (along with my wife) an “un-networking” community in Washington, DC three years ago called cadre, which currently supports over 100 CEOs and business leaders.

We created cadre as a way for top-notch professionals to connect and develop meaningful relationships, efficiently and effectively, with the ultimate goal of working together to promote each other while adding value for their existing clients and network.

I have learned a lot about what works (and what does not) when it comes to developing and deepening professional relationships. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and ideas, while learning what is working for you.

On a more personal note

I married my best friend and the most incredible woman in the world, Melanie, in 2008. She co-founded cadre with me, and is my business partner. We have been blessed with two amazing boys, Dexter and Caleb, and the sweetest pit bull you could ever meet, Bodie.