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nDash Writer Profile for Derrell Jackson


Business & Travel Writer

About Me

Derrell is an experienced business leader with experience in go to market strategy, team management and process improvement. He is also an avid traveler who loves experiencing new culture, food and landscapes with his wife and 4 children.  

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How An Amazing Trip to Tanzania Changed My Perspective on Travel

What does it mean to “belong”? The answer lies beyond Webster’s definitions, the organizations we work for, or the clubs we register to. What I’m asking is….what does it really feel like to truly “belong”? It’s a question we don’t often ask ourselves because day-to-day life can be a routine of act and react. But some moments give us this sense that we are meant to be where we are at this particular time for however long it may be.


The Generalist's Dilemma

The life of a generalist in the business world can be exciting. However, it also has its share of pitfalls that has been the bane of my existence from time to time. To best illustrate why, let me start with a little story.


Romantic Getaway to St. Lucia: 5 Amazing Experiences to Share with Your Main Squeeze

St. Lucia is known to be one of the most romantic destinations in the world, and even in the air as you approach by plane, it’s easy to see why. The island seems to reach up towards the sky; its shores guarded by two extinct volcanic vents called Petit Peton and Gros Peton. With this grand sight as your first glimpse, it seems St. Lucia was made for a romantic getaway for couples.



Director, University Partnerships

One of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 100 million plus registered learners. Led team of partnership managers to source courses and degrees from top universities/colleges throughout the US East, Midwest and Canada. Oversaw several activities which included overseeing strategic account management, recruiting/managing direct reports, improving internal business operations, and engaging with executive leadership both internally and externally.

Company: Coursera

I worked there from 9/2020 until 5/2022

Director, Education

Herman Miller is a globally recognized leader in design. Since its inception in 1905, the company’s innovative, problem-solving designs and furnishings have inspired the best in people wherever they live, work, learn, heal, and play. Delivered supervision for $100M business unit administering $1.5M in operational expenditure executing multiple activities which included budget oversight of employee compensation, marketing initiatives, contractual partnerships, and sales expenses.

Company: Herman Miller

I worked there from 4/2015 until 5/2020

President & Co-Founder

Helped found Bean by Bean, a direct trade business aimed at helping small-scale coffee growers in Latin America achieve a more sustainable wage. It was here that I experienced first-hand the positive difference that businesses can make in people’s everyday lives.

Company: Bean by Bean

I worked there from 8/2007 until 1/2010

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