Chuck Hirsch is a founding Partner of MHz International Group, LLC, a strategic advisory firm focused on U.S.-China privatization opportunities. He served for six years as a Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group. Prior to this he co-founded Dare to Dream Intertainment, which was acquired by Microsoft Corporation. Dare to Dream pioneered the use of wireless technology in the home entertainment market. As an executive at Microsoft he co-led the development and launch of Microsoft's Actimates® product line, which revolutionized the interactive toy and early learning markets.
Hirsch served as Executive Vice President of the Amelior Foundation in New Jersey, where he helped to create the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, the national Points of Light Foundation, the One to One National Mentoring Partnership and the global Heal the World Foundation. Prior to this he served as Chief of Staff of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He is a former White House Fellow where he served as a Special Assistant in the offices of the U.S. Secretaries of Defense and the Navy.
In addition to serving as President of the board of the Microsoft Alumni Foundation, he is a Director of the Institute for Systems Biology, was a long-standing member of the Board of Trustees of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the White House Fellows Association, and was instrumental in the creation of Washington State's Life Sciences Discovery Fund. Mr. Hirsch is a graduate of Williams College.