Darren is the CEO and founder of Powered by Professionals, a professional fundraising and event management firm. Under Darren’s leadership, PBP has started 13 charitable organizations in 17 years. As of November 2018, PBP is thrilled to announce that we have raised donations totaling over $120 million for our charity partners.
Darren has 25 years’ experience in fundraising. He served as a board member on the New York Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for ten years and was formerly on the board of Entrepreneurs Organizations (EO) and President of the University of Maryland Alumni’s New York Chapter. His areas of expertise include corporate sponsorship solicitations, membership/board development, event management, fundraising, and public speaking. He has recently been solicited to speak to numerous corporations and organizations concerning the importance of philanthropy and charitable giving.
In addition to his experience with charitable and event fundraising, Darren currently is Partner/Investor in a financial technology company called GoRion. In his past career, Darren has nine years of professional experience in sales and marketing, while with the New York Law Publishing Company as the National Sales Manager and with Promotions.com as a Vice President of Sales, where he helped take the company public and grew revenues to $27 Million in three years. He was also responsible for building, training and managing a sales team of 75 members.
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.