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Portia Mount

Education

Wake Forest University, Master of Business Administration

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master of Arts, Cultural Anthropology

Mills College, Bachelor of Arts, Cultural Anthropology

Interests

2x TEDx speaker

Author

Host of The Manifista Podcast


Biography

 

Portia Mount brings over 20+ years of experience in marketing, go-to-market strategy and business transformation for Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.

In 2024 she made the leap to entrepreneurship and launched Mount Creative, a boutique fractional chief marketing officer business offering marketing, business strategy and executive coaching services to mid-market industrials, non-profit organizations and professional services companies.

Before launching her entrepreneurial ventures, Portia held executive leadership roles in B2B marketing at Topcoder (NYSE: WIT), Trane Technologies (NYSE:TT), Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), and Center for Creative Leadership as well a senior executive roles at Edelman Public Relations and Burson-Marsteller.

Portia developed particular expertise building and launching new B2B brands, and transforming marketing teams from tactical cost centers into growth engines for business. She is passionate about leveraging marketing, sales and product collaboration to solve complex business problems and unlocking business growth.

Portia’s passion extends beyond the boardroom; she is dedicated to empowering women, Black and leaders of color to ascend to leadership positions. As an executive coach, she guides senior leaders to align their personal brands and deepest values with their professional ambitions, to foster personal and professional growth. She works with executive teams to lead change and create performance cultures to do extraordinary work.

Portia is a sought-after speaker and author on marketing, brand strategy, the future of work and leadership. She’s co-author of the best-selling career advice book “Kick Some Glass: Ten Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms” (McGraw Hill Education, 2019). She is a 2xTEDx speaker and has partnered with brands including Footlocker, Wal-Mart, Hasbro, and Delta Dental; and she’s guest lectured at numerous schools of business. Portia is also creator and co-host of the Manifista Podcast, a podcast celebrating and inspiring aspiring women.

A native of California, Portia holds an BA in Visual Anthropology from Mills College, an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Wake Forest University School of Business.

A devout #sportsmom, on weekends you will usually find Portia and husband David at basketball and lacrosse games cheering on their two kids Gideon and Collye Sue.

Portia Mount

Founder and Chief Marketing Officer

Mount Creative

Marketing, Business Strategy, Executive Coaching