Derek Bruner started his career in music over 20 years ago as a radio disc jockey on his favorite radio station while he was still in high school. After that, Derek worked as a booking agent booking CCM acts Skillet, Plumb, All Star United amongst many others. Derek spent extensive time on the road as a road manager and FOH engineer for Jump5, Lincoln Brewster and Natalie Grant. He was the manager of National Radio Promotions for Slanted/ Spring Hill Music and was responsible for the signings of DecembeRadio and After Edmund (both Grammy and Dove nominated) to the label.
Since 2007 Derek has been a full time manager, managing the careers of Jump5, 7eventh Time Down and more. In October 2012 Derek joined the team at First Company Management. He currently manages 7eventh Time Down, Cochren and Co. Stephen Christian and Ashes Remain.
Derek lives in Thompsons Station TN with his beautiful wife Bonnie, daughter Lizibelle and their two dogs.