Derek Paul


Territory Manager
Hunting, Shooting Sports, Fishing, Marine & Outdoor

Central & Southern including Houston Metro

Derek entered the Outdoor Industry in 2007 working retail at Academy Sports and Outdoors as a Retail Assistant and Team Lead.  He moved on to become a buyer for an NBS Buying Group Member where his responsibilities included purchasing and planning product assortments and managing sales operations.  He later moved to an independent retail store in the position of buyer and manager and in that role, partnered with Sports Inc. after growing their business 30% in gross sales in one year.

Derek was given the opportunity to experience the other side of the desk and took a job as a sales representative with a sales and marketing firm for two years representing many major companies in the industry. He has won numerous sales awards from different companies on both the retail side of his career as well as a Manufacturer’s Sales Representative.

In 2018, Derek was promoted to be our Territory Manager in the Southwest.  He will work closely with the sales associates in that territory on business strategies by brand and customers.

Derek loves to bring his work home. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to take his family hunting, fishing, and camping sharing the same traditions and values he learned from his family growing up in the outdoors.