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Derek Shillman

Vice President


Derek Shillman is a Vice President in the Tech team. He joined Apax in 2017 and is currently based in New York. His Apax deal experience includes Exact, Duck Creek, ECI, Paycor and Verint.

Prior to joining Apax, Derek was an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Evercore in New York.

Derek holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Living our values

"“The Apax Family” is a phrase that gets used a lot in our office. Sure it’s colloquial, but it really does speak to the emphasis our firm places on relationships and teamwork. Growing up in a tightly-knit midwestern household, I’ve always put a great deal of importance on “family”. It’s no surprise to me then that our firm value “we succeed as one global team”, one global “family”, has always resonated deeply with my own personal values and how I was raised."

Contact information

+1 212 753 6300


New York



Derek's Story

Derek was initially attracted to Apax based on its rich history and longstanding reputation within the venture capital and private equity industries. As Derek has continued to grow with the firm over the past several years, he’s acquired a deeper understanding of what has underpinned the firm’s success for over 5 decades – and that is the strength, integrity, and kindness of its people. Derek wakes up every day excited to get to work and be amongst a group he is proud to call his colleagues.