John E. Derrick

CEO, Skywriter Systems, Inc.

John Derrick

John E. Derrick (BSEE’91) is the CEO of Skywriter Systems, Inc. Key strengths are his ability to identify and communicate the core value of a companies’ offering, create a strategy and operational plan to deliver that value, and lastly, align and lead the existing team(s) to excel in growing revenues rapidly by delivering that value.  John has led and advised complex and high growth companies from semiconductors, software, systems, material science, optics, haptics, and machine learning.  He holds 20+ patents and has led three companies to acquisition as CEO and has assisted another five companies to acquisition as an advisor / interim CEO. He is the advisor to Nth Cycle, HopZero, SolidState.ai, AnalogComputation, Axion Technologies, TunOptix, and others.