Brent Hill, '98

Founder, Origin Ventures

Brent Hill joined Origin Ventures as a principal in January 2013. He serves on the board of directors of Origin portfolio companies Shoutlet, Aisle 50, Iris Mobile and Ahalogy. Hill also serves on the board of directors at OutdoorHub and Red Foundry. His previous investments include GrubHub, Tubemogul, and Bump.

Prior to joining Origin, Hill led the Central Region sales organization for Twitter, opening their first business office in the Midwest in 2010. Prior to joining Twitter, he was the head of Financial Services for Google (Chicago). Hill joined Google after his previous company, FeedBurner, was acquired by Google in 2007. Before joining FeedBurner, he was the president of Classic Kids, a national network of high-end family portrait studios. He was an entrepreneur-in-residence at OCA Ventures and was an EVP with a unit of Interactive Corp. He previously cofounded, an online sporting goods retailer. Hill started his career with Accenture, where he spent 10 years developing CRM software for the telecom industry.

Hill received a BS in finance from Bradley University, where he was captain of the golf team. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he serves as a judge for the annual New Venture Challenge. He’s a member of the Executives’ Club of Chicago. An avid runner and cyclist, Hill has completed 10 marathons, including three of the World Marathon Majors (Chicago, Boston, NY.)

You can follow Brent Hill on Twitter at @Brent_Hill.