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Derek currently leads solutions development for the Asia-Pacific and North America regions at 500 Startups, working closely with global teams to develop entrepreneurial ecosystem support services tailored to meet the needs of different public and private partners. Prior to 500 Startups, Derek was a strategy consultant with Deloitte’s Government and Public Service practice leading public sector projects focused on enterprise strategy, organizational transformation, and program design and implementation for clients such as the State Department, US Agency for International Development, and the US Department of Agriculture. He also served as a Senior Advisor and Team Lead for several social enterprises based in the United States, India, Kenya, and Guatemala. Derek received his degree in international relations from Georgetown University and his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Derek currently leads solutions development for the Asia-Pacific and North America regions at 500 Startups, working closely with global teams to develop entrepreneurial ecosystem support services tailored to meet the needs of different public and private partners. Prior to 500 Startups, Derek was a strategy consultant with Deloitte’s Government and Public Service practice leading public sector projects focused on enterprise strategy, organizational transformation, and program design and implementation for clients such as the State Department, US Agency for International Development, and the US Department of Agriculture. He also served as a Senior Advisor and Team Lead for several social enterprises based in the United States, India, Kenya, and Guatemala. Derek received his degree in international relations from Georgetown University and his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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