Director of QA/RA
Benvenue Medical, Inc.
Santa Clara, California
Derek Purdy, CQE, CQIA (ASQ) is currently the Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Benvenue Medical, Inc. Derek started his post-undergraduate professional career in the U.S. Navy. As a Surface Warfare Officer (Nuclear), he completed a three-year tour-of-duty aboard the aircraft carrier ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) supporting Operation Southern Watch. His next duty station was the NROTC Unit at UC Berkeley, where he taught undergraduate courses in Navigation and Ship Operations and mentored over 100 midshipmen.
LCDR Purdy then transitioned into civilian life, ultimately landing in the medical device industry where he spent several years in R&D before moving into Quality Assurance. Over the last decade, he has held positions of steadily increasing responsibility at several medical device startup companies in Silicon Valley.
Derek holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Santa Clara University, a Master’s in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is a past Membership Chair and Section Vice-Chair of ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613. Derek has contributed articles to Quality Progress magazine as well as the San Francisco Regional Mensa Intelligencer. He is a Senior Member of ASQ
Monday, May 20
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM