Named after CEO, Derick Simmons', entrepreneurial lineage, Porter Isaac is now in its sixth year and has doubled in size year over year during the past three years. In the late 1800s, William Porter Isaac, Derick’s great grandfather, owned a successful pharmaceutical business based in Lincoln, Nebraska. This business, as well as genetics, played a part in Derick’s entrepreneurial spirit on his maternal side. On his paternal side, both his grandfather and father were entrepreneurs. Derick’s father ran a very successful business in VA which included franchised fast food restaurants, retail stores and a small family owned restaurant. With entrepreneurship in his DNA, Derick named his recruiting firm to honor those who paved the way before him. “I am a family man. I love my family and believe that my drive to create, grow and run my own recruiting firm comes from within," Simmons said. “No one in my family has ever recruited, but there have been many inspiring entrepreneurs who have encouraged me to do the same in my career.”
Derick is the best in the business. I have looked to him for career guidance, networking, and industry best practices throughout my career in talent management. His wealth of knowledge, extensive connections, and strong ability to build lasting relationships, makes him an industry role model and great businessman. I would recommend Derick to anyone looking for a new opportunity- I can personally share that he has helped me to achieve success in the industry and land a position that not only utilized my skills but helped expand upon them.
When I needed to make a career change, Derick was the first person I called. Having worked for years with Derick I saw first hand his honesty and work ethic. I trusted his opinion, and knew I could lean on him for advice and guidance in my job search. Derick listened to what I was searching for and coached me through an important career move. Derick excels as a recruiter because he is always looking out for his candidates best interests. Porter Isaac helped me to find the perfect career opportunity. I am forever thankful for Derick Simmons!
Derick is an amazing recruiter and has an amazing team supporting him with Porter Isaac! As a candidate in the DC market it is not always easy when looking for a job that meets all of your personal preferences whether that may be; niche to your skill sets, good location, targeted salary rate, and great company culture. Having someone like Derick that was able to identify and relate with my preferences to match them to a perfect company made my career change seamless. He was also very communicative and transparent throughout the entirety of the process. Derick has extensive experience working in the recruiting industry and knows what it takes to help make a career change an easy and efficient transition.