Sad News for the Opscode Community

I have some sad news for the Opscode community:

Mitch Hill passed away yesterday morning after a difficult fight with cancer.  Mitch had a storied career at Accenture, Avanade, and most recently Opscode.  He was Opscode’s CEO for two years before he stepped down this summer; he remained a close and trusted advisor until the end.  Mitch was an extraordinary individual who made an impact on everyone he touched in both his personal and professional life.  He made a tremendous impact to Opscode and to our team; we would not be where we are today without his leadership.

There will be a service for Mitch open to all that know him:

Thursday, December 19th
5:30 pm
Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108-4097

Mitch’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Here’s a Mitch-specific link: http://bit.ly/1d0vcDT

Mitch will be dearly missed. Thank you for all your kind thoughts.

Barry

 

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  • Andrew Clay Shafer

    terrible.

    I’m so sorry.

    My deepest condolences to Mitch’s family and everyone at Opscode.

  • Z Biri Singh

    My deepest condolences to Mitch’s family at home and at Opscode. regards, /biri

  • Mike Mayo

    I’m so sorry to hear that. I wish there was something I could say that could help. I don’t believe I ever met Mitch but I’ve gotten to know a handful of people at Opscode and I’ve always found everyone there to be a really impressive bunch of people. I imagine Mitch was an amazing guy if he was leading such a team. Again, I’m very sorry for your loss.

  • Mahesh Kumar

    The CFEngine family joins the Opscode family in these sad times. Our deepest condolences on the loss to Mitch’s family and everyone at Opscode.
    Mahesh Kumar
    Vice President Marketing
    CFEngine

  • Tom Thomas

    “The music in my heart I bore, long after it was heard no more.”
    ~ William Wordsmith

    Thank you Mitch, for your life. Rest in peace.

  • martenmickos

    Very sad news. My sincerest condolences to Mitch’s family and to his colleagues. A great man. Every interaction with him was a positive experience.

  • mclee_discus

    So sorry to hear this news, and my deepest condolences on the loss to Mitch’s family. Hopefully one day cancer can be beaten and nobody will have to endure this pain.

  • thatch45

    Our deepest condolences on the loss to Mitch’s family and everyone at Opscode, as a cancer survivor I understand the fight only too well.

    Thomas S Hatch

  • Scott Rifkin

    Very sad news. I had the pleasure of working for Mitch at both Accenture and Avanade. I would like express my deepest condolences to his family, Opscode and to everyone who was touched by him personally and professionally.

  • Robert Love

    My deepest condolences to Mitch’s family. I had the pleasure of working for Mitch at Avanade during the early years. He provided amazing example leadership and character.

  • pete cumello

    His impact to Avanade and guidance to me at Avanade was immeasurable. A leader in EVERY sense.

  • Shawn C

    Mitch was a top notch guy; he will be missed

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