Porter Braswell is the CEO and co-founder of Jopwell, a technology platform that helps Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals unlock opportunities for career advancement.
Under Porter’s leadership, Jopwell has formed partnerships with more than 100 of America’s leading companies and has facilitated tens of thousands of connections between the Jopwell community members and its clients. In 2017 alone, the company was recognized as Entrepreneur Magazine's “100 Most Brilliant Ideas,” Fast Company's “World's Most Innovative Companies,” and Business Insider's “One of The Hottest NYC Companies to Watch.”
Porter's professional awards and recognitions include LinkedIn's 2015 “Next Wave, Top Professionals Under 35,” Inc. Magazine's 2016 “30 Under 30,” Fast Company's 2017 “100 Most Creative People In Business,” Crain's 2018 “40 Under 40,” Vanity Fair's 2018 "Future Innovators Index," and most recently Adweek's 2018 "Young Influentials."
As an African American CEO, Porter regularly speaks about the importance of diversity in the workforce and has been featured in numerous publications and articles discussing the topic. Additionally, Porter is a LinkedIn influencer where he frequently shares his thoughts and opinions on the state of diversity in the workforce with his more than 110k followers.
In early 2019, Porter will be releasing his book entitled "Let Them See You - The Guide for Leveraging Your Diversity at Work" being published by Penguin Random House, which will address both the complexity of and necessity for diversity in corporate America.
Porter started his career at Goldman Sachs on the Foreign Exchange sales desk. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Porter graduated from Yale University in 2011, where he was a four-year member of the men's varsity basketball team.