Berset is a 3rd Generation Florida Native born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. His quest for knowledge & adventure has lead him away from St. Petersburg to many exciting and remote locations around the world. Shortly after completing his studies at Florida State University Berset packed his bags and headed abroad to London and started work at the firm of Ballentiyne, McKeen & Sullivan. Starting at the bottom Berset was determined to carve his own niche in his industry.
From London, Derek went to South Africa and cut his teeth on the Marine Cargo Insurance Industry and jumped feet first into the South African culture. Staying true to his adventurous spirit Berset also traveled to Australia putting his nerves to the test while bungee jumping off a 800 foot bridge and open water swimming with Great White Sharks. Not all his adventures were just for thrill seeking, Derek also spent time with a group in Nicaragua building homes for the needy residents.
Now settled in St. Petersburg, Florida, Derek is a 3rd Generation Insurance Professional, Vice President of Comegys Insurance and an Entrepreneur of several companies. Perfecting his skills and leadership Berset has become an Industry & Community Leader. As a Community Leader Berset is committed to business growth for his community and has dedicated his time to many Civic & Non Profit Organizations and City Chambers. He is currently spearheading the development of a full service Franchise Operation & Management system to assist owners to more efficiently and economically achieve their revenue goals & maximize their investments. Berset's company has been nominated for "Best Places to Work for 2014" in the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
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