Advisory Board Member
Vance Hilderman is a 25-year software/systems engineering entrepreneur with repeated success starting and growing profitable technical firms. In 1990, he founded what would become the largest independent avionics software services company in the world. His company appeared three consecutive years on the Forbes’ list of Fastest Growing Technical Companies. Vance was the President of this company for all 14 years of its operation. Considered an expert on safety critical software/computer systems and certification, he consulted with ninety five of the world’s one hundred largest aerospace companies plus numerous medical, industrial, and telecommunications entities. Vance founded two other companies; SynApps Software and Pacific Scientific, both of which were successfully grown and divested. He also co-founded HighRely, which he sold to Atego, in 2011. Vance currently serves on two boards and travels extensively throughout the world in his current role as President and Emerging Markets Business Developer/Sales for Atego HighRely. Vance holds a BSEE and MBA from Gonzaga, and a Masters in Computer Engineering from USC (Hughes Fellow).