Derrick Johnson worked in the restaurant and franchise industry for more than 20 years prior to joining Corlex as a Director of Operations in 2019. Derrick joined Corlex following the firm’s mandate to manage a 25-unit Wingstop developer based in the Southeastern U.S. Derrick served as the acting District Manager for 12 locations in Tennessee and Mississippi. Derrick now is deployed across the portfolio of assets that Corlex manages in multiple systems in multiple geographics.
Prior to joining Corlex, Derrick worked as the Director of Concessions for the World Champion Washington Nationals baseball team. In Washington, Derrick managed a concessions department that generated $30 million in annual revenue and hosted the 2018 MLB All-Star Game.
Derrick has held various roles including Director of Training, Director of Franchise Operations, Franchise Business Consultant, Point-of-Sale Administrator, and various other operations positions with restaurant and retail brands including Focus Brands, Darden Restaurant Group, Barnes and Noble Cafés and Sky Zone.
Derrick has a B.A in Business Administration and Management from St. Leo University in Florida.