Meet the Team Monday: Derek Olson

Meet the Team Monday: Derek Olson

Sales Manager

Do you have a nickname?

Big D

What is your zodiac sign?


How long have you worked with Tech Dump and Tech Discounts?

6 years

How does your role help Tech Dump and Tech Discounts succeed?

I am the fortunate individual that gets to meet with Tech Discounts customers, both individuals and corporate entities. I buy and sell all of the excellent equipment that our talented technicians produce for the company.

What is one thing that has surprised you about working with Tech Dump and Tech Discounts?

Early on in my employment and to this day, I am continually impressed at the hard work and dedication my fellow employees exhibit. I think there is a societal fallacy of ex-offenders being lazy and untrustworthy. I am always glad to see that proven wrong.

Where did you grow up?

I am a left coaster. San Diego, CA

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

That I spent 5 years in military school and almost attended West Point. 

What was your first job?

I was a comic book store clerk. I peaked early.

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in anything, what would it be?

 Home improvement guru.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Probably the Rock because he’s ALMOST as charismatic.

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?

In the woods mountain biking, working on various projects around the house or relaxing with friends. This weekend is demo for a new deck!

What is the first concert you ever attended?

Pink Floyd, A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour. I wish I had been older to really enjoy that one.

What is your favorite movie?

Tough one but I’d have to say Shawshank Redemption.

What is your favorite TV show?


What is the last book you read?

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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