Derek Corder graduated in 2018 from the University of South Carolina Aiken, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and a concentration in Management. He is also a member of the business honors society Beta Gamma Sigma.

Derek initially began as an intern before joining as an employee at Matson Consulting, working primarily on financial models and grants. Today, Derek works as a financial analyst, assisting in the creation and interpretation of financial models. He also conducts industry research and provides analysis for client businesses.