Do your research, trust your gut, it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but in the end, it will be worth it. – Derin Oyekan
Derin Oyekan is co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Reel, an eco-friendly paper brand, offering bamboo toilet paper with a portion of the business supporting SOIL, a sanitation R&D non-profit in Haiti. Reel, co-founded with Livio Bisterzo, officially launched in the US in March 2019 and has sold over a million rolls of toilet paper, growing almost 1,000% year over year since launch.
At age 40, Oyekan has already made three career pivots: engineering to marketing to entrepreneurship. Oyekan has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, but never worked as an engineer, opting to start his career in Internet marketing. Oyekan held multiple growth marketing roles, taking brands from pre-revenue concepts to multimillion-dollar businesses. He then