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Company Committed to Safer Workplaces Expands
By Laura Slawny - Friday Apr 08, 2022
YellowBird, a gig-economy marketplace connecting environmental, health, and safety professionals to businesses on-demand, announces the addition of Derek Hogan as Vice President of Sales. Hogan will oversee all sales and business development efforts aimed at driving revenue generation and ensuring customer satisfaction.

“There are huge opportunities for companies of all sizes seeking to develop safer workplaces for their employees and customers using YellowBird’s platform,” said Derek Hogan, Vice President of Sales at YellowBird. “I am proud to work with a company that uses technology to level the playing field for contract workers who might not ordinarily get a second look.”

YellowBird Founder and CEO, Michael Zalle, hired Hogan to support the company’s rapid expansion and capitalize on the growing demand to develop safer work environments. In this role, Hogan will lead YellowBird’s sales team in building new relationships with companies in high-risk industries including construction, manufacturing, insurance, mining, and oil & gas, as well as small businesses seeking guidance in risk assessment and ESG protocols.

“Derek has a passion for building high functioning sales teams who are customer obsessed and that fits perfectly with our philosophy towards excellent customer service,” said Michael Zalle, Founder and CEO of YellowBird. “Derek and his team will be working to serve companies who value safety, saving time and improving efficiencies; ultimately creating safe work environments for our companies.”

Hogan brings 12 years of sales and leadership experience, where he developed a winning strategy to understand customers’ individual needs, provide solutions, and build personal relationships. He recently served with Staples Business Advantage, leading a team of sellers across a 10-state region and managing a book of business valued at over $100 million.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and currently lives in North Phoenix.

About YellowBird:
YellowBird is a gig economy marketplace that quickly and easily connects Risk Management and Environmental, Health, and Safety Professionals with businesses on-demand. By providing a fast and efficient method for business leaders and skilled professionals willing to connect, YellowBird facilitates the right people, in the right location, with the right experience for the job. Safety has never been so simple! To see more go to or visit them on Facebook and LinkedIn.