Derek Seymour

derek seymour

Derek Seymour brings nearly two decades of experience to his role as a Director of Information Technology for Consultwebs.

Every day, Derek helps our law firm clients by leading the IT team in providing quality customer service, reliable infrastructure and custom web development.

“I’ve been coding since the age of nine. Very early on, I decided this was what I wanted to do in life,” Derek says. “I enjoy thinking of new ideas and solutions to problems and turning them into real-world applications through means of a software platform. That’s always been my ideal environment both professionally and personally.”

A native of Goldsboro, Derek studied Business Administration at Mount Olive College. He served for 10 years as a Systems Analyst at a non-profit healthcare agency prior to joining Consultwebs.

In the early 2000s, Derek began using PHP and MySQL as his language and database of choice for software solutions. In 2008, he received PHP certification as a ZCE (Zend Certified Engineer). He later expanded into the WordPress CMS and Node.js, finding a sweet spot in the JavaScript language.

“Developing in JavaScript allows us to remove the device barrier and build anywhere, across any platform.”

In recent years, he has focused on building business APIs and cloud-based services.

“Platform integrations are the ingredients to the secret sauce. Bridging data between multiple systems and presenting key information in creative ways brings value to the forefront and allows important business decisions to be made,” Derek says.

In addition to coding, Derek provides network administration and helps with company IT decisions.

When he isn’t working, Derek enjoys drumming, reading, spending time with his wife and family and volunteering at his local church, providing ministry and services to the Deaf culture.