K. Shelly Porges is Managing Director, Reservoir Q Global LLC, an investment and advisory firm that supports entrepreneurs in health tech, clean tech, fin tech, and business acceleration, with a special focus on women-led firms. She is a serial entrepreneur with extensive board experience. Her is a global strategy and marketing expert focused on entrepreneurship, partnerships and business development for several non-profit and for-profit organizations.
She served as the National Finance Co-Chair for the Ready for Hillary PAC, as the President of the North American Jury for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, on the Advisory Board for Global Entrepreneurship Week, as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Georgetown University as well as on several early-stage company boards.
She is the former Senior Advisor, Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) at the U.S. State Department where she expanded GEP to almost 150 countries, as part of Secretary Clinton’s Economic Statecraft policy initiative. Prior to joining GEP, she launched the State Department’s Global Women’s Business Initiative working through multi-lateral relationships to promote women’s entrepreneurship worldwide. Before joining the State Department, she had a distinguished career in the private sector and is a recognized marketing and strategy expert having launched products, brands and companies, as well as raised funds for a range of non-profit and political organizations.
She holds both a BS and MPS degree from Cornell University.