President & Founder

San Diego, CA

As one of the founding members, Derek has served as President of Aptus Court Reporting since they opened their doors in March 2011. The success and growth of Aptus is something he takes tremendous pride in and believes can be attributed in large part to the exceptional employees and collaborative culture.  


Derek launched his career in litigation services after earning a bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University, where he also played soccer. Starting in sales and customer service, transitioning to management, he eventually became National Director of Sales and then Vice President of Business Development for two international court reporting and litigation organizations.  


Outside of work, you are likely to find Derek on the lacrosse or football fields, cheering on his three sons, Jack, Brayden & Carson, with his wife Jessica. He also enjoys golf, traveling, and volunteering within the community. In addition to his work with local schools, Mr. Berg has served on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad since 2017 and currently holds a seat on the executive board as well.  


Derek is a fun-loving leader dedicated to his team and their overall success and happiness. 


Fun Facts: 

  • His first job was flipping pizzas at a local well known San Diego restaurant, Pizza Port 
  • He spent two years of his childhood living on an American compound in Saudi Arabia while his stepfather ran King Fahad’s hospital 
  • He and his wife, Jessica, met in the industry while selling litigation support in downtown SD 


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