Mitchell C. Hill Endowment

About Mitchell C. Hill

For more than three decades, Mitchell Hill was a leader in the technology field in the Seattle area. He served as chief executive officer of both Opscode Inc., 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 B.S. in economics minoring in computer information systems.

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, Wash., is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cherie, and two sons, Mitchell and Matthew.

Remembering Mitch

Mitchell C. Hill

Mitchell C. Hill
1958 - 2013
Cal Poly Pomona Class of 1980

"Mitch valued Cal Poly Pomona and valued education for everyone. To have his legacy live on through this endowment would make him so proud. Since he can't be here in person developing people and technologies, this is wonderful that in place of him physically, his name and legacy can live on at the school he loved and in the industry he loved as well." -Cherie Hill

"For everyone that knew Mitch and knew what it was like to be his friend and associate, I think everyone feels like they would want to do something for him. I would like to encourage everyone to make a contribution to the endowment. It's a perfect way to honor him and to help educate students that were like him." -Larry Taff