Derek Bock is the Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor at Hightower Buffalo. With 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, Derek specializes in working with business owners to help them create goals-oriented investment plans, enhance business valuation and prepare for a liquidity event.
Derek has deep personal familiarity with the challenges and financial complexities of business ownership. He started his first business when he was in high school, and by his first year as an undergraduate, his business was producing half a million in revenue. His business is still operating, and is currently owned and managed by his father.
At Hightower Buffalo, Derek works closely with business owners, executives and entrepreneurs to create custom asset allocation strategies designed to support their business’s needs and long-term objectives. He focuses on investment analysis and manager research to inform his personalized investment vehicle recommendations and advice for each client.
Prior to Hightower Buffalo, Derek was a Co-founder and Managing Partner of National Wealth Management, LLC at Wells Fargo Advisors. Previously, he served as a Senior Financial Advisor at Fleet Bank. Derek earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from SUNY Fredonia. In his free time, Derek enjoys boating, four-wheeling, snow mobiling and spending time with his wife, Holly, and their two Rottweilers, Rocky and Kane.