After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida in 1977, Derek Dewan began a steady rise in his career as a certified public accountant for 16 years. In 1994, Derek Dewan moved on to Accustaff Incorporated where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as Chairman of the Board a few years later. Accustaff, later named MPS Group, offers business services such as consulting and staffing to different trades in the United States and all over the world.Derek Dewan received several accolades for his hard work and for leading MPS Group to great heights. From 1995 to 1997, he held the 22nd spot in the prestigious CEO Index. At the same time, MPS Group had an astounding stock price growth of 904 percent. In 1999, Dewan was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) bestows this award on outstanding Americans who have shown remarkable performance in both their professional and personal lives while remembering to preserve their heritage. In the same year, University of South Florida’s College of Business conferred the Distinguished Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship to Dewan.Derek Dewan shares his time with several charities and community organizations. Dewan serves on the advisory board of the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC), the fundraising arm of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is also a trustee of the local library system in Florida. Furthermore, he is an esteemed member of a number of academia-related groups: the Executive Board of the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University’s Parents Leadership Council, and the Parents Campaign Philanthropy Board of George Washington University.Derek Dewan and his wife, Kim, have two daughters. The couple resides in Florida.