Darren Port is the founder and CEO of Powered by Professionals (PBP). Powered by Professionals is a fundraising and event management firm helping non-profit organizations to raise money and build a sustainable volunteer and donor community. Using a personal, hands-on approach, PBP utilizes business ideology to achieve the greatest results for your cause. Under Darren’s leadership, PBP has started eleven charitable organizations and raised donations totaling over $100 million for its clients, while placing over 2,500 volunteers. Darren is also involved with other start-up ventures and serves as the Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder of a financial technology company called GoRion.
Darren has been an influential member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since 1994. Darren was a member of the LI and NY’s Board of Directors from 1996 – 1998 and 2001 – 2007. Darren also started the JDRF Young Leadership Committee, which he ran for 13 years.
Darren holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland, and resides with his wife Jill and their daughters Erika and Gabrielle 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.