Derek Leydig


Technical Leader with extensive experience leading diverse technical teams and working with a wide range of clients.  Most recently led team that encompassed all range and disciplines of Penn State High-Performance Computing (HPC) research to assist in the delivery of resources and solutions to enable, enhance, and grow Penn State research. Provide leadership and direction for staff and ICS resources in support of Penn State research.  Developed relationships and worked with clients from all backgrounds of technical capabilities and have led teams of internal staff for the past 15 years.  I am responsible for all aspects of service delivery, reporting of status and risk analysis.  Develop and implemented project processes to ensure repeatable delivery and developed work plans for new staff and strategies for hiring and training of staff members.  I have an excellent track record of delivering results and completing projects on time and within budget.  I am currently leading a staff of technical research professionals with Ph.D. qualifications supporting over 4,000 Penn State researchers.  I am very adept at analyzing situations and determining needs and implementing processes to achieve results.  I provide guidance and leadership to my team and believe in feedback and improvement as part of our ongoing plan to improve.  I have excellent communication and client engagement skills.  I have led and had revenue, profit and loss responsibility for implementing multi-million dollar projects.