Employee Spotlight: Derek Zeckser

Derek Zecker



At Apex Facility Resources, we believe that our greatest strength is our people. We are proud of our dedicated team of unique and talented employees who enact Apex values to deliver the best workspace every day.
We highlight our team members to ensure our clients can see who they work with and their dedication to our initiatives.

Derek joined Apex Facility Resources in 2015 as an Account Project Coordinator, and now he sits as an Account Team Lead overseeing his own team of project coordinators. Derek came in with an operations background as well as an academic background in science, which provides key organizational knowledge for his clients. His ability to strategically plan, manage, and analyze delivers an exceptional client experience! 

We sat down with Derek to gain some additional insight into why he loves his role here at Apex. 

What is your favorite aspect of your role at Apex?  

The variety of challenges I face each day and that I know when I wake up I will face something different than the day before.

What benefits do you bring your clients?

Over the years I have developed a detail-oriented mindset. You can expect instantaneous replies to all inquiries, excellent customer service, and problem-solving. At Apex, we prioritize our clients and we do everything in our power to help them be successful as well. 

If you could do anything and know you would not fail, what would it be?

Without a doubt, it would be to play the lottery.

Tell us something about you that we otherwise wouldn't know?

Apex creates a collaborative environment so my team knows quite a bit about me, but those who don't know me will quickly come to understand my desire for change. I have owned 20 vehicles in my life due to my nature of curiosity. I also like to continuously expand on my skills as a bowler and have been in leagues for nearly twenty years.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? 

Nicole Schmidt, specifically because of her demeanor, her attitude, and her work ethic. Our career paths have overlapping interests, and as her direct report I have looked up to her since day one. Everything she has ever done and said has been something I look at learning from and even though I am older than her, I like to consider myself Nicole Jr.

What makes Apex a great place to work?

Our team and the culture that has been created over the years. Everyone I work with from every area of the company is just great to be around which makes Apex a great workspace. I have never been apart of such a great atmosphere before.

What do you do in your time off?

When not at the office, I enjoy spending time with family doing fun activities, and being outdoors. I am also an avid basketball player, bowler, and all-around sports fan.