Zach Hochstadt founded Mission Minded with Jennie Winton in 2002, recognizing the need for nonprofit organizations to benefit from high-level brand strategy services. The company has served over 300 nonprofit organizations and has inspired thousands more through published articles, blogs, interviews, and speaking engagements.
In his leadership role at Mission Minded, Zach oversees day-to-day operations. As a nonprofit brand strategy expert, Zach also actively participates in most of the firm’s strategy and creative engagements for clients large and small, including Colorado Health Foundation, Children’s Museum of Denver, San Francisco Opera, and Khan Academy.
Prior to his founding role at Mission Minded, Zach led the development of online and print marketing for the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter. He also worked for several different design and communications strategy companies, serving a range of clients that included Kaiser Family Foundation, the Commission on Presidential Debates, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and Norman Lear’s Declaration of Independence Road Trip.
Zach has also served in numerous volunteer leadership roles for various nonprofits. In 2015, Zach was appointed by Mayor Hancock to serve on the Board of Directors for the Denver Preschool Program where he currently serves as vice chair of the board. Zach was also a member of the 2014 class of Leadership Denver. He was the founder of the Bay Area Disc Association and served as vice president of the board for Levitt Pavilion Denver. Zach graduated from the Robert Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon where he was the first student president of the UO Hillel.
Zach’s love of words most noticeably comes to the fore when inventing cheers for his ultimate frisbee team. For some reason, he is also ridiculously proud of his abilities to juggle, pretend to tap dance, and play harmonica.