We live in a world of imagination, and Portia Kersten has grown up with a big imagination fueled by a lot of books despite her coming from a humble background. This has enabled her to aspire to do great things in life and become successful.

Portia Kersten is the current Chief Financial Officer of Skout, which is the largest global platform for meeting new people. Portia, who holds an MBA from Columbia University, has worked with beginner and high growth enterprises in a range of industries to raise income, maximize growth potential and achieve successful exists for more than a decade now. Her experience from both big and small companies has helped her in learning best practices at companies like GE.

Skout is a social media platform that millions of users and gives you the ability to connect with people no matter who you are. It enables people from all walks of life to meet new people and get to exchange ideas with them. The service was established as a mobile web social network back in 2007 by Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstrom.

It is one of the first dating and people discovery application to emphasize generalized user location. Skout, which is available for both iOS and Android, allows users to instant message or send virtual gifts to one another. It is a fascinating app since one can view other people’s profile.

Portia Kersten has learned how to balance her personal and work life by only doing high priority things though one of the challenges that she may be facing in her work life is the process of finding and maintaining product or market fit. She is one of the women who are not afraid to put their feet up, and her confidence too is what makes her stand out. She enjoys mentoring younger women who are starting their career. Portia hopes that Skout will continue to bring people together locally or around the world positively. Skout receives positive feedback from people who come to support local members in various projects.

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