Who is Derron Payne?

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Derron Payne attended Rockland Community College as an honor student, where he received his associate’s degree. He followed graduation with a move to the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University for a bachelor’s degree focusing on Management and Marketing.

As a former basketball standout, Payne spent thousands of hours playing as well as competing for national championships. A year into his collegiate career, he pivoted away from his first love: basketball, to his current love: entrepreneurship. Since then, he has transformed into a serial entrepreneur, co-founding the award winning start-up, SmallTalk.

Although he grew up hating writing, Derron ended up writing a book The Art of the Pivot in order to share his passion of entrepreneurship. 

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