Derek Taniguchi

Chief Operating Officer

Derek Taniguchi

Chief Operating Officer

Derek Taniguchi serves as the Chief Operating Officer of 303 Software and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and operations of the company.

Derek joined 303 Software in August 2011 as a Senior Project Manager tasked with restructuring the project management team and managing projects. In 2013, Director of Operations was added to his role to oversee and implement necessary company infrastructure to drive operational efficiency.  Derek was then appointed as Chief Operating Officer in 2015. 

Previous to 303 Software, Derek worked at StorageTek as a Business Process Modeler (BPM) for their Front Line Support Team. In addition, he managed Operations for Dealer Licensing at Affordable Residential Communities (ARC). Later in his career he made a lateral career shift into Project Management, working at Practice Manage Group (PMG).  He further expanded his skills by accepting a Project Management position at Wall Street on Demand (Markit) where he managed the Schwab Institutional web products.  There, his team won a number of industry awards for redesigning Charles Schwab’s institutional and retail websites in 2008 and 2009.  

Derek’s family history is rooted in Colorado. His grandparents immigrated to the Centennial State in 1908 with plans to farm the plains of northern Colorado. “My family created a legacy through hard work and community involvement — a legacy that contributed to the culture of Colorado, and that my family gets to take advantage of today,” Derek explains.

Among other hobbies, Derek enjoys personal development, mentoring, traveling with his family, working on cars, bicycling, exercising and gardening. He’s also an avid foodie.

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