Vice President & Project Executive
Christopher Derks is Vice President and Project Executive for TW Chicago. He joined the firm in 2019, bringing with him a wealth of experience in project management and operations for multimillion-dollar companies. If it’s project management, it starts with Christopher.
He motivates his team of managers and keeps projects running efficiently with his keen eye for workflow. He upgraded TW’s management, estimating, accounting, and control tools increasing project efficiency. For each client, Chris handpicks the best TW Project Manager to fit a client’s specific needs. He works with all project stakeholders, from tenants and building owners to architects and engineers, to develop relationships that result in successful projects.
A big sports fan, Chris applies a team-like mentality to problem solving and a collaborative approach in his work ethic. His philosophy is — “It is not your problem; it is our problem.”
Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in construction management with a minor in business from Bradley University.
When he is not building client relationships and project teams, Chris can be found on the slopes skiing/snowboarding or in his backyard grilling a feast for family and friends. Watch out, Chris also has a reputation for spreading cheer with a contagious sense of humor.