Mitchell Hopson


Mitchell Hopson is an insightful financial professional with two decades of work experience focusing on strategic planning and reporting, financial controls and compliance, staff coaching and mentoring, and cash management gained from working with both for profit and nonprofit organizations. In his current role as the Vice President of Finance with the Zearn organization, the education nonprofit behind the top-rated math learning platform, Mitchell will oversee the Financial and Strategic function that includes Planning & Analysis, Treasury, Reporting, and Transactional processes.

Prior to joining Zearn, Mitchell held financial leadership positions with other prominent nationwide non-profit organizations, where he set the long-term vision and direction for the Finance teams. In these roles, he was also responsible for reporting key financial and operating results, risks, opportunities, and metrics to the executive team and board. In other financial roles with start-up and established companies, Mitchell has successfully managed R&D, Sales, Marketing, and Technology departmental operating and capital expense budgets, resource requirements, and variance analyses.

Mitchell holds a BA in Business Administration and MBA in Finance from Florida A&M University and MS in International Affairs from Georgetown University. He lives in San Ramon with his wife and children. When he is not working or spending family time, Mitchell is an active community member serving on various volunteer boards and organizations, as well as participating in youth sports and activities. In 2020, he received the prestigious “Citizen of The Year” award by the local chamber of commerce. Mitchell was a member of the Leadership SRV Class of 2015 and joined the Board of Directors in the Fall of 2015.