Zach Hochstadt is a Mission Minded Founding Partner and runs Mission Minded’s Denver office. Zach is a branding and strategic communications expert with a gift for imagining and then translating organizational initiatives into creative solutions.

As a brand strategist, writer, trainer, and creative director, Zach has served over 150 nonprofit organizations, including Levi Strauss Foundation, Center for Investigative Reporting, Western Resource Advocates, and Children’s Museum of Denver.

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 is a member of the 2014 class of Leadership Denver and serves as a board member for Levitt Pavillion Denver. He was appointed by Mayor Hancock to serve on the Board of Directors for the Denver Preschool Program. Zach graduated from the Robert Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.

Zach’s love for 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 ability to juggle, pretend to tap dance, and play harmonica.