• Certified Technology Specialist – Design (CTS-D) by AVIXA, the highest level of certification in the audiovisual industry

Principal Consultant

Industry leader, technology expert, operations specialist, and technical mentor. Richard Derbyshire brings all these capabilities to his projects, and more. For nearly 20 years, Richard ran the Washington DC office of, and was a partner for, one of the largest technology consultants in the world. As consultant relations manager for Christie Digital Systems, manufacturer of DLP projectors and various digital cinema devices, he had unprecedented exposure to a wide array of consultants, witnessing best practices — and observing some not-so-best. Now as a principal with The Sextant Group, he delivers second-to-none design process knowledge paired with uniquely deep technical insight, wrapped in a personable approach to serving the client. His broad project experience includes Higher Education, Federal, Museum, and Corporate markets.

Heavily involved with Avixa, the trade association representing professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide, Richard served as the Chair of Performance Standards Committee, was an instructor at InfoComm Academy, and won the Volunteer of the Year award in 2012. The George Washington University graduate also brings prior experience as a Smithsonian Institution archivist, where he oversaw an extensive archive of audio, video, film and photographs, plus the development of library database systems to manage archival materials. Richard also serves as Technical Director for a series of music festivals up and down the east coast.

Richard can be contacted in our Washington DC office at 202.479.2001 x322