Derek Baade

Partner, Relationship Manager

Domicile State: WA
California Insurance License #: 0L74633

Professional Background

Derek is a Partner and Relationship Manager at De La Torre Wealth Strategies. He joined the team in early 2017 and during this time he has been able to assist the firm grow exponentially, not only locally but throughout the country.

One of De La Torre Wealth Strategies’ strengths is the true teaming approach they bring to meeting every aspect of their client’s financial needs.  Connecting with clients is important to Derek and he truly enjoys learning about someone’s life, their current situation and figuring out the best way to help get them to where they ultimately want to be. The joy on people’s faces when they realize their future is within grasp, is unmeasurable.


Personal Background

Derek was born in a small Missouri town, and he enjoyed the Midwestern lifestyle. When it came time to move on and choose where he was going to attend college, he used his golfing abilities to earn a scholarship to New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces New Mexico. There he honed his skills and found a passion for finance inside the classroom. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and as a starting member on the Men’s golf team. Shortly after college, he turned professional in golf and pursued the dream. Golf took him all over the country, and he was fortunate enough to play on tremendous venues and meet even better people along the way. Derek was able to win a few small events, but ultimately realized that he wanted to pursue a career in finance.

Recently, Derek became engaged to his beautiful fiancé Lauren Iaquinta. He is excited to further their roots here in the Vancouver community.

  • Derek coached the Seton Catholic High School Men’s golf team for 3 years
  • For the past 4 years, Derek has volunteered on numerous committees at the Royal Oaks Country Club
  • He is also a member of the 100 Men Who Care in Clark County