January 30, 2018
The team founded Tentree while Derrick was still in University. Immediately after Kalen and Dave returned from their trip to Hawaii, where the idea for Tentree was born, they enlisted Derrick. With the previous experience in tree planting, along with Derrick’s shared interest in entrepreneurship and conservation, it was a natural fit. Derrick has a background in finance and private equity, and today, he serves as the CEO of Tentree.