Chief Revenue Officer
Darren is an entrepreneur and investor with over 20 years of sales and marketing expertise.
Early in his career, Darren managed a very successful 75 person sales team at Promotions.com and led the company through robust growth from $2 Million to $27 Million over three years. This explosive growth led the way to the company’s very successful $53 Million IPO in 1999. The company was later purchased by iVillage/NBC Universal in 2002. Darren also served as National Sales Manager for New York Law Publishing Company.
Using his extensive sales and marketing experience, Darren Port is founder and CEO of Powered by Professionals (PBP) which has grown into one the country’s most successful fundraising and event management firms. Under Darren’s leadership, PBP started 13 charitable organizations from scratch and has raised more than $100 million for their charity partners.
With Darren’s guidance, countless community members have been able to rise up from devastation and work with PBP to channel their grief and compassion into sustainable and popular foundations that continue to make a difference every day.
Darren has played an active role in the Entrepreneurs Organizations (EO) where he was Philanthropic Chair of the board and has served as a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for ten years.
His areas of expertise include sales and marketing, public speaking, fundraising, company management and entrepreneurship.
Darren holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland, and resides with his wife Jill and their daughters in New Jersey. He is an avid sports fan and competitor as proven by his completion of eight New York City Marathons as well as the Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon.