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Derrick brings 20 years of operational and financial experience to Waypoint.  Most recently Derrick was the President of ABC Group, an automotive plastics parts manufacturer with 36 facilities world wide and annual revenues exceeding $1 Billion.  In this role Derrick was responsible for operational leadership, finance, business development and the overall strategic direction of the Company.  Derrick co-led the sale of ABC to a US Based private equity group in 2016.

Prior to ABC, Derrick was Partner and Senior Vice President at Ernst & Young, where he focused primarily on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and business valuation.  Derrick has advised on 50 + consulting engagements representing nearly $1.5 billion in transaction value.  

Derrick is a Chartered Professional Accountant as well as a Chartered Business Valuator.        


Currently, Derrick is Vice Chair of ABC Group and a Board Member of the Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association.

Derrick Phelps

Operating Partner


Operations, Finance, Mergers / Acquisitions + Divestitures, Diligence, Valuations


  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors – ABC Group

  • President, Board of Directors – ABC Group

  • Partner & SVP Transaction & Advisory Services – Ernst & Young

  • Board of Directors – Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association




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