Derek Melber

Chief Business Officer

19X Microsoft MVP in Active Directory, Group Policy, and Security


Derek is the Chief Business Officer at Beak, where he is altering the efficiency and security of how enterprises and MSSPs manage organizations. Derek has been advancing startups for the past 10 years, leveraging his public speaking, content creation, sales, marketing, and enterprise design skills. His technology background is varied, including identity security, Active Directory/Azure Active Directory, cloud identity, CTEM, PAM, MFA, Group Policy, and other integrated technologies. Often asked to speak at events around the world, Derek has spoken and given Keynotes in over 40 countries. Derek has worked for and with companies leading in these areas such as Microsoft, AWS, BeyondTrust, Quest, ManageEngine, SpectreOps, Tenable, and more. You can follow Derek on LinkedIn at @derekmelber and contact him at