Mitchell Hopson is a Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) for the KIPP Foundation located in downtown San Francisco, California. In this role, he is responsible for reporting financial results and variance analyses on strategic drivers and key metrics in the Annual Operating & Capital Plans to the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Operating Committee and Budget Managers. Mitchell enjoys working with the nonprofit organization because it has a genuine interest and commitment towards educating kids that live in underserved communities across the country from kindergarten through 12th grade and beyond (college graduation).
Prior to joining the KIPP Foundation, Mitchell had over a decade of financial work experience leading strategic planning, financial forecasting, business modeling and cash management processes for large public and private technology companies. In these organizations, he has been a strong individual contributor able to be a big-picture thinker or hands-on performer, as well as managed direct reports and led cross functional project teams. Additionally, his professional experiences have included significant time working on the East Coast, Midwest and now the West Coast, as well as time spent abroad in Asia and Europe. As a result of his international travels, Mitchell started learning Chinese as a second language while living in Shanghai, China.
Mitchell is a graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, FL, where he earned a BS and MBA in Business Administration. Go Rattlers!!! Additionally, he received a Master’s of Science degree in International Affairs with an emphasis on Business-Government Relations from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Can you say…”Hoya Saxa”!!!
Mitchell recently relocated from Northern Virginia to the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently resides in San Ramon, California with his lovely wife (Marisha) and their four kids (3 boys and 1 girl). When he isn’t crunching numbers or creating BoD presentation materials, Mitchell enjoys watching sports live or on TV, hanging out with his wife & kids, volunteering in the community or chatting with friends/family over a good meal & drinks.