Mitchell Hill Class of 1980

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS)

Mitchell HillFor more than three decades, Mitchell Hill was a leader in the information technology field.  He served as chief executive officer of both Opscode, an enterprise software startup company, and Avanade, a technology services joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, and was responsible for launching Avanade in 2000. He was also managing partner for Accenture’s Electronics and High Tech business in the Western United States.

During his long and respected career, Hill also served as an advisor to a number of technology startups in the Pacific Northwest. All of these endeavors followed his graduation from Cal Poly Pomona in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

A Southern California native, Hill’s leisure pursuits extended to cycling, water sports, karate and spending time with his family. Hill, who lived in Bellevue, Washington, is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cherie, and two sons, Mitchell and Matthew.