About Derek



dbellheadshotDerek Bell launched Mosaic Strategy Group in 2005 and was promptly commissioned by Bob Buford with launching The Drucker Institute in Claremont, California (you can read that story in Drucker & Me by Bob Buford).

Since that time, Derek has had the great privilege of working with a myriad of global thought leaders on issues important to the church and society while also serving in leadership positions in two Nashville, Tennessee area churches.

In addition to leading the Mosaic Strategy Group (www.mosaicstrategy.us), Derek currently serves as the executive director of Made for More (www.personalcalling.org), a daughter ministry of Exponential, as well as The Buford Library (www.bufordlibrary.org). Both organizations are working to transform the latent energy in Christ followers into active energy. Derek is passionate about helping every disciple of Christ discover, engage and walk in the unique calling God has for them.

Prior to Mosaic, Derek served as the Director of Marketing for Integrity Publishers where he managed the marketing for numerous New York Times Bestsellers including Max Lucado, Ravi Zacharias, Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Pat Roberston, Bob Buford, Frank Peretti, Brennan Manning, and others.

At LifeWay Christian Resources (a $500 million dollar organization), Derek’s tenure included leadership in channel management and corporate strategic planning with the direct to church division, retail, trade publishing, international, and internet divisions.  While at LifeWay, Derek completed his MBA at Belmont University and was inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta honor society.  He later returned to Belmont as an adjunct professor of marketing and management.

Derek currently serves as the volunteer chairman of the board of directors of Both Hands, an organization that raises funds for families to adopt children while serving a local widow.  To date we have helped over 1151 children land in homes forever while serving over 1010 widows in 44 states–while raising $10.9 million dollars for families adopting.

Together with his wife, Jennifer, they have the great privilege of being Mom and Dad to Macy, Parker and Grayson.  The Bell family lives in Brentwood, Tennessee.