Derek Parks joined the PUBLIQ™ Software team as the manager of Batch Operations on November 1, 2018, and he manages our print and mail services. Prior to joining the team, Derek spent 19 years working with Upward Sports in Spartanburg, South Carolina as the director of Program Development and Training. During his time there, he helped grow them from a single-program organization that served 200 churches with Upward Basketball to a multiple-program organization serving over 3,000 churches annually.
Derek and his family have been residents of Spartanburg for over 20 years, but he was originally born and raised in Miami. He is an avid University of Miami sports fan, where his father, uncle, and grandfather all played football. Derek has football in his genes as well, playing wide receiver for Carson-Newman University while he studied hospitality and management. If he isn’t watching sports, Derek enjoys spending time serving his church where he and his wife are heavily involved in leading a life group of their peers. When asked what he loves most about working for PUBLIQ, Derek said, “I love being surrounded by a team of exceptional people who truly care about our software and our customers. We are experiencing a time of significant growth while we continue to work to improve, which creates a feeling of excitement around the office.”