Tony Mestres

Board Member

Prior to serving as President of Truveta, Tony was President and CEO of Seattle Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country and one of the largest grantmakers in the Pacific Northwest. Under Tony’s leadership, Seattle Foundation redefined its role as a civic leader, shining a light on community needs and developing cross-sector initiatives to drive racial and economic equity throughout the region. He provided strategic counsel and support to Seattle Foundation’s 1,200 individual, family, and corporate philanthropists and oversaw the investment of more than $250 million in charitable grants annually.

Prior to joining Seattle Foundation in 2014, Tony had a 22-year career in high technology, largely at Microsoft, where he was the vice president responsible for worldwide sales and marketing of the Windows product line.

Tony is recognized for his servant leadership approach in driving organizational change and his expertise in building partnerships with the private and public sectors as well as with community and philanthropic leaders. He currently serves on the boards of the Seattle International Foundation and Hispanics in Philanthropy. Previously, Tony served on the boards of the Washington Roundtable, the Council on Foundations, and is president emeritus of the board of trustees of the Kindering Center, a nonprofit that serves and supports children with special needs and their families.
A graduate of Phillips Academy Andover, Tony received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Dickinson College, which in 2017, recognized him with a Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. In 2019, Tony was among the nonprofit executives selected for The NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 and was also named their Influencer of the Year. He has also been recognized as one of Global Telecoms’ 40 Under 40 Most Promising Executives.