Amanda Porter

Amanda Porter

Talent Lead

Amanda Porter is the Head of Talent at GSV Ventures based in Chicago. She supports talent acquisition, performance management, and development across GSV Venture Funds and the GSV portfolio companies. 

Amanda previously led the cross-functional scaling of a higher-ed edtech startup, Packback, from a handful of team members to 80 employees. This is where her passion for intentionally building teams flourished and now she brings this focus to helping GSV portfolio companies with their talent strategy.

Amanda is a competitive marathoner and relishes creating goals and processes for talent acquisition and management. Through hard work and determination, Amanda cultivated relationships with brands like Nike and lululemon. 

Amanda graduated from Lewis University in 2012 where she ran on scholarship for cross country and track and holds a BA in Sports Management and a minor in Coaching.