Derek Loosvelt

Derek Loosvelt

Derek Loosvelt is Vault's senior finance editor. Derek has a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. His writing has appeared in several online and print publications. Previously, he worked in investment banking as an M&A analyst and associate.

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How the Return of At-Work Happy Hours Explains the Future

by Derek Loosvelt  |  June 27, 2017

In the past few years, Amazon and Walmart have been fighting a war to win all of your disposable income. That is, at some point, in the near future, it's likely that just about everything you buy, from books and music to food and homes, will be sold to you by one of these two companies (or, perhaps, just one of them). And, lately, this war has been getting bloodie Read More >

4 Workplace Trends to Get Excited About This Summer

by Derek Loosvelt  |  June 21, 2017

Although New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared this to be the "summer of hell" for daily commuters, there's a lot to be thankful for if you work in the New York area, or in any area across the country. Here are four developments that should have even those employees with the most hellish commutes shouting, "Hell, yeah!" 1. More Companies Are Offering Summer Fridays< Read More >

How One Woman Rewrote the Script on How to Hire More Women

by Derek Loosvelt  |  June 19, 2017

In recent years, in male-dominated industries like finance and technology, there's been a big push to hire and retain more women. On Wall Street, most top banks now have female affinity networks aimed at encouraging women to join the banking industry and to network with each other once they join. Most banks also have significantly changed their recruiting efforts to ensure that they hire more women. And although Wall Street banks have been largely successful at hiring more women at the... Read More >

4 Leadership Lessons from Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh

by Derek Loosvelt  |  June 14, 2017

If you want to advance your career, chances are you'll need to show that you can successfully lead a team. In fact, even at the entry level, most top companies are looking for candidates with proven leadership skills. As for how you can gain leadership skills and improve your leadership ability, you can do a few things right now. One is learn by trial and error. Which, even if you haven't realized it, you've likely been doing for many years-on academic teams, athletic teams, workplace... Read More >

When Treating Employees Well Doesn’t Pay Off

by Derek Loosvelt  |  June 07, 2017

Today, the three most well known ride-hailing companies here in New York City are Uber, Lyft, and Juno. Uber is the world's largest and most controversial ride-hailing company, and its latest scandalous news involves the firing of 20 e Read More >

3 Creativity Tips from Sgt. Pepper’s on Its 50th Birthday

by Derek Loosvelt  |  June 06, 2017

Last week, the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" turned 50 years old. The 1967 concept album (that wasn't really a concept album) is widely considered to be the best record ever made. Here's Rolling Stone Read More >

Do Top U.S. Employers Love or Hate the Paris Accord Exit?

by Derek Loosvelt  |  June 01, 2017

It was a long shot, but there were a few people on both sides of the political aisle that held out hope that the U.S. Tweeter-in-Chief would listen to dozens of Fortune 500 CEOs and many of his closest advisors, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and daughter Ivanka, and stay in, rather than pull out of, the Paris Agreement on climate change. But alas, making good on one of his campaign promises, President Trump announced that the U.S. would be exiting the historic ag Read More >

Do Women Make Better CEOs Than Men?

by Derek Loosvelt  |  May 31, 2017

Although many people, including certain twitterers that indecipherably tweet late at night, like to lie about numbers, numbers themselves don't lie. And when it comes to creating returns for shareholders, numbers say that female CEOs Read More >

How to Change Your Work Routine to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day

by Derek Loosvelt  |  May 30, 2017

Since sitting is the new smoking and walking is the new running, scores of people are trying to figure out how to sit less and walk more. In fact, many are aiming for 10,000 steps (about five miles) a day Read More >

3 Must-See Commencement Speeches and 1 Must-Read

by Derek Loosvelt  |  May 23, 2017

There have been many memorable moments during the 2017 commencement speech season. There was the moment that Donald Trump, while addressing the graduates of Liberty University, displayed his ignorance of the voting age of citizens of the United States (the country of which, the last I checked, he is still President). There was the moment that 100 or so graduating students staged a Read More >

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