Derek is the founder of Drysdale International LLC, a boutique international tax advisory firm helping companies large and small navigate the complex world of international tax and cross-border transactions. He has extensive experience in global tax structuring, subpart F income mitigation, foreign tax attribute determination, treaty analysis, international aspects of accounting for income taxes, operational transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, IP planning, and information reporting of cross-border transactions. Derek developed his international tax foundation in PwC’s international tax group in Atlanta where he served various Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller businesses expanding globally. Derek later worked in several in-house corporate tax roles, including as the Director of International Tax for SanDisk Corporation, where he was responsible for all international tax planning, compliance, provision, transfer pricing and audit defense.
Derek has been a scheduled speaker on international tax topics at various local and national conferences, training seminars and other professional groups.
Derek earned both his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Master’s Degree in Accounting (tax emphasis) from Brigham Young University. He is a licensed and registered CPA in the state of Utah and is a member of the Utah Association of CPAs (UACPA).