David Portney

David Portney
Marketing Manager

(336) 217-9173


David Portney is a Knowledge Management team member who guides marketing initiatives at Charles Aris Executive Search.

Prior to joining Charles Aris, Dave spent more than a decade in the sports industry in the field of marketing and communications. He traveled to Beijing to serve as a water polo reporter for the 2008 Summer Olympics before working two years in minor league baseball for the Tri-City ValleyCats and Memphis Redbirds. The Ithaca College alumnus also spent time with the New York Giants in addition to a decade at the nonprofit American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) in Lexington, Kentucky.

When he’s not working, Dave never misses an opportunity to join a pick-up game or cheer on his Boston Red Sox. He also spends time volunteering with different organizations in student mentorship and refugee resettlement.

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"I'm very pleased with where we landed on this important role for our Chemical division. I've enjoyed working with Charles Aris. It takes great teamwork to get great results!"

— Hiring authority at a leading Fortune 500 company in the manufacturing sector