Co-Founder and CSO Derek Graham has a track record of excellence. As a tenured professional in the Title Insurance Industry, Derek has earned a reputation for connecting and developing thriving relationships. Investing the first portion of his career in the corporate sector and then branching out to become a partner in a high-tech title company, Derek’s vision helped grow the company from a lean team of 3 to almost 1400 employees within 5 years. Ultimately, the company sold for a very healthy 8 figure sum. Derek’s contribution including his visionary thinking surrounding his ability to find, recruit and connect the best of the best to enhance the team of professionals was the defining difference in the company’s ability to scale and experience a highly profitable sale.
An Orange County native, Derek fostered the concept of The 12 from his original 12 Week Fitness Challenges he structured and organized for himself and others. In the early days, these were meant to keep himself and his friends on track with their health and wellness goals. Today, the components that now make up The 12 Group Training are key to keeping men and women across the USA on their own pivotal tracks for optimum health.
Partnering with The 12’s CEO Josh Boyd in 2013 to officially open The 12’s first location in Irvine, Derek has once again been a key connector in driving the growth and expansion of the brand from a local fitness concept, to a nationally recognized brand with corporate locations and franchise opportunities.
“The 12 is changing lives and that is what drives me daily to continue the evolution of the brand. Nothing is more fulfilling than seeing others achieve optimum health and wellness in our community based environments that offer an experience second to none coupled with real results.” –Derek Graham, CSO and Co-Founder of The 12