SmartCEO Executive Management Award - Derek R. Jubach

Washington SmartCEO recognized this year’s Executive Management Award winners at an awards ceremony on Monday, March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Forty Greater Washington executives were recognized for their creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic.

The 2015 Executive Management Award winners collectively generate nearly $6.1 billion in annual revenue and employ 18,988 individuals in Greater Washington.

Among those winners was Wood Street Partner and unofficial CTO, Derek Jubach! Derek manages all development here at Wood Street and his dedication and professionalism are noticed by so many of our clients.

So much so, in fact, that Theresa Blaner of NMR Consulting, previous EMA winner and Wood Street client, insisted that we nominate Derek for this year’s award.


One of the many reasons Derek was singled out this year was his dedication to excellence. Or in Derek’s own words, “never take a shortcut; planning, measuring and just plain hard work are the keys to success.”

Derek’s award was in the CXO category. Each year, SmartCEO awards executives in the CFO, CIO/CTO, Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer, and other C-suite categories.

“All too often, senior leaders in an organization become unsung heroes. This is why SmartCEO designed the Executive Management Awards. The 2015 Executive Management Award winners are not only leading their companies and co-workers to achieve great things but they are also making huge contributions to their communities,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “We are honored to recognize each of these individuals and celebrate their accomplishments.”

Official Press Release

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Jon-Mikel Bailey - Before co-founding Wood Street in 2002, Jon worked in sales, marketing and business development for technology and marketing firms. A popular speaker, he gives seminars on marketing, internet marketing, branding and web design to chambers of commerce, trade associations and colleges. He has a BFA in Photography from Frostburg State University and still shoots photos for Wood Street clients.