A seasoned technology and impact executive, Bill Hilf’s career spans more than 25 years leading complex business, product development, and philanthropic initiatives for global organizations such as Microsoft, HP, and IBM, as well as a variety of start-ups in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Hilf currently serves as chief executive officer of Vulcan, the project management firm founded in 1986 by philanthropists Jody Allen and the late Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Hilf leads the company’s three focus areas comprising award-winning, sustainable real estate development, a diverse range of asset and project management supporting the Paul G. Allen Estate and Trust, and strategic advising to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and its portfolio of charitable investments in wildlife conservation, ocean health, vibrant communities, and the arts.
Hilf serves as board chair of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
, is a board member for American Prairie Reserve
, and sits on the advisory boards for the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
at the University of Washington (UW) and the UW Innovation Roundtable
. He is the founder of High Five Hope, a nonprofit that helps children experiencing homelessness gain greater confidence, leadership, happiness, and hope through the power of sports.
Hilf completed his undergraduate studies at California State University-Fullerton and received his master’s degree from Chapman University.