Marli Porth

Chief of Staff

Root Capital doesn’t just create opportunity by expanding access to finance, we build capacity through training, and do so in innovative, creative, truly new ways. After a career that has encompassed everything from politics to hospitality, research to consulting, higher education to community relations, I’m so excited to be working at Root Capital, and most days can’t believe my luck that I work for Willy Foote, our visionary, awesome, and amazingly kind founder and Chief Executive Officer. As Chief of Staff, I work with Willy to ensure that he, our Board, and our Executive Council can maximize our organization’s impact. When not at the office, you can find me somewhere in New England’s beautiful countryside with my family, most likely at an ice cream stand.