Our Team

Derek Stout

Director of Operations


About Derek Stout

Derek Stout is the Director of Operations at Ikove Capital, serving the Startup Nursery. In his role, he strives to serve others in his organization to improve communications, efficiencies, standards, and systems. Prior to joining Ikove, Derek was the Director of Operations at a network management services company in Columbus, OH. Derek’s background also includes enterprise program management software implementation consulting and has been involved with several startup companies, founding one in 1998 and another in 2007. His educational background includes a B.S. in Landscape Architecture and Engineering from The Ohio State University (OSU). He also studied Environmental Science and Wetland Restoration and Mitigation.

In his spare time, Derek enjoys time with his family, supporting high school lacrosse, BSA Troop 332 in Powell, Honor Flight Columbus, and is a martial arts instructor.

Alaskan fishing trips (on my must-do list!)
Lake Erie Island lived on - OSU’s Stone Lab
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Family road trip miles