Derek Kober is the Vice President of Marketing, applying his broad array of marketing and communications experience to generate awareness, growth, and thought leadership for Navis and XVELA. Previously, Derek headed up marketing communications for Adaptive Insights, a cloud leader in planning and budgeting software, and he led corporate marketing for Saama, a big data and analytics services company.
Earlier in his career, as a Senior Vice President and partner at GlobalFluency, he managed dozens of clients and ran thought leadership programs for a variety of hi-tech, B2B, and supply chain related clients and underwriters for this top marketing and public relations agency. He also managed IT systems for Morgan Stanley, and led marketing and finance functions for Tandem Computers and other software companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Psychology from Stanford University and an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.