Dave Hill

Dave Hill
President & Managing Director

Dave joined Sonata in 2002 after a 25-year career with the SAFECO Corporation where he served as President and a member of the Board of Trustees of SAFECO Mutual Funds, President of SAFECO Securities and Senior Vice President of SAFECO Asset Management. In his role as President and Managing Director of Sonata, he oversees business strategy and firm operations. He also serves as the main due diligence officer for mutual fund selection and management. His real passion however remains working closely with clients. Dave is a graduate the University of Washington.

Professional Activities:

  • Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute
  • 100% No-Load Mutual Fund Council (past chair)
  • Mutual Fund Education Alliance (past chair)

Community Activities:

  • Pacific Northwest Ballet (past president)
  • Arthritis Foundation – Great West Region (past president)
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Pacific Northwest Region (past president)
  • Seattle Celebrity Waiters Lunch & Auction (president)
  • Pacific Science Center Investment Committee
  • Gage Academy of Fine Art Finance Committee
  • Seattle University Albers School Mentors Program
  • Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum
  • Community Psychiatric Clinic
  • Seattle Seafair Clowns
  • McCaw Hall Investment Committee

Favorite Quote:

  • “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”

Where to find Dave when he is not at work:

  • Spending quality time with family and friends
  • Serving the community in a voluntary role
  • Behind the camera taking pictures

Clients Dave works with:

  • Those who are too busy to devote the expertise and time to successfully managing their assets
  • Those who want to outsource the day-to-day oversight and management of their assets
  • Those who value a trusted relationship with a Financial Advisor
  • Nice people with a sense of humor

Best Part of My Job:

  • Earning the trust and confidence of our clients

Three words that best describe me:

  • Dedicated
  • Empathetic
  • Humorous