Managing Director, Business Advising and Lending
As PCV’s Managing Director of Business Advising and Lending, Robert “Bob” Porter is responsible for connecting small business owners with the resources they need to help them grow and create more jobs in lower-income communities. Bob works with volunteer business advisors, entrepreneurs, our partner community, and other economic development organizations. In addition to developing and managing relationships with a diverse community of stakeholders, Bob supports BusinessAdvising.org through program administration, marketing and communications, events and research and evaluation. Bob is also responsible for recruiting, underwriting, and managing PCV’s innovative Small Business “Loan + Advice” and microloan programs. Bob is working to expand PCV small business lending to reach even more California small businesses who are spurring job creation in low-income communities.
Bob is an executive financial manager with over 20 years of experience in various corporate banking and management roles. In addition to his professional experience, Bob has served multiple nonprofits in roles including board membership and Board President.
Bob holds a BS in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University with a double major in Economics and Finance, and an MBA with honors from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.