Derek Burks

Associate Director

  • 10+ years in full cycle recruitment
  • Expertise in high-growth startup organizations in e-commerce, retail and consumer goods

Derek is a part of ChasmTeam where he recruits top tier talent for a variety of clients. Having worked in several high-growth technology focused organizations, he understands the need for fast-paced recruitment while being able to source high quality candidates. Prior to Chasm, Derek managed talent acquisition teams for several e-commerce and retail companies in NYC as well as managing the human resources function for a skincare retail company.

Derek is originally from Kentucky where he graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BS in Human Resources Management. He has called New York City home for the last 9 years and enjoys finding new spots for an outdoor run in the city, attending as many live concerts as possible, and restaurant hopping in Washington Heights.