Derek Brink, MBA

Vice President and Research Fellow, Aberdeen Group

Derek Brink's work combines a unique blend of analytical and technical background, excellent communication skills, and extensive information security industry expertise.

As a researcher and analyst, Brink helps organizations improve their security and compliance initiatives by researching, writing, and speaking about the people, processes, and technologies that correspond most strongly with leading performance. He also helps refine and communicate value propositions and marketing messages to potential buyers by creating and leveraging high-quality, fact-based research content.

As an instructor, he helps individuals improve their critical thinking, leadership skills, and communication skills in his graduate courses in information security and information technology management.

Brink's professional experience includes many years in high-tech strategy development and execution, corporate/business development, and product management and marketing, including positions at RSA Security, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett-Packard. Brink earned an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School and a BS in applied mathematics with highest honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


  • MBA Harvard University