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Derrick Block

Derrick Block

Pilon School of Business
Year of Graduation: 2003
Program: Business Administration - Marketing

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 Details of your career

“I am part of a small family business called The Burlington Door Centre. We are a retail store that sells residential doors and windows to household owners. My company consists of four office personnel and two installation crews. Being the Sales Manager and Operations Manager, there are a lot of duties that I am in charge of: I manage a small sales team, am in charge of selling upwards of $800,000 + of product, deal with the public and am in charge of ordering customized product.”

Personal accomplishments

Graduated Sheridan with a diploma in Business Marketing and a certificate for Sales Specialist and Marketing Specialist at the age of 20.

Bought my first house in Burlington at the age of 22.

Professional accomplishments

Co-owner of a successful renovation business. Grew the business from a gross profit of $1,000,000 to $1,800,000 in two years.

Share a memory from your days at Sheridan

“The best memories I have of Sheridan are the people and the friends that I met from my two years there. The teachers were enthusiastic about teaching and really cared.”

What advice would you give a Sheridan student?

“Learn everything you can from the faculty members. Each and every one of them has something important to talk about and information to share that you will use in the future.”

Current Occupation: Sales Manager and Operations Manager, The Burlington Door Centre


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