MBA, Executive Director MCFAM
Ms. Derechin is responsible for overall MCFAM operations, including
student recruiting, external relations, internship and job placements, and
developing partnerships with and support from the financial and actuarial mathematics sector.
Ms. Derechin has over 25 years of business experience in a variety of industry sectors. She has been a
hiring manager for many years and has experience identifying talented employees and helping them progress
in their careers. Her expertise includes new product and organizational development, revenue and customer
growth in highly competitive markets, and cross functional teamwork to improve customer satisfaction and company profitability.
She was one of the founders and senior officers of Xcel Energy’s wholly owned broadband subsidiary which grew to 47,000 customers
in six years and was sold. She founded and was President and CEO of a Minnesota broadband company, Great River Communications Corp.
Ms. Derechin was also an adult education teacher in Spain, and has an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona, Spain, a Bachelor of Arts in
Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a teaching certification from OCR(Oxford, Cambridge and RSA.)