Team

Derrick Taliaferro
Proud native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Alum of the prestigious Morgan State University where he earned dual degrees, Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management.

Mr. Taliaferro has a certification Professional Fundraising via Boston University. He has 20+ years’ management, sales and education experience; and holds a certification in C.L.O.S.E (Consistent Levels of Selling Excellence). He served as a middle school educator in Baltimore City Public Schools for 11 years; where he was awarded Teach of The Year 2 consecutive years 2002-2003.

Post the Baltimore City Public school system Mr. Taliaferro served in varying levels of Regional Management, Account Management, Senior Level Sales and training; with mid to large range private industries.  Prior to joining Year Up Baltimore, Mr. Taliaferro served as the Executive Director for 100 Black Men of Maryland.

He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rainey Day Foundation.