Chuck Porter is a life-long technologist, consultant, educator, innovator and investor. After working a third of a century at Accenture, he completed his consulting career as Accenture’s Managing Partner – CIO in 2004. He “came out of retirement” in 2011 to serve 5 years as Seattle University’s inaugural CIO. He retired from Seattle University in July 2016.
Since 2004, he has also taught Entrepreneurial Finance, New Venture Creation, and New Venture Consulting at Gonzaga University in Florence Italy and Seattle University and serves on SU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Board. He is currently a member of Seattle University's Board of Trustees.
He is active in the Seattle Angel Finance Community investing in numerous early stage companies and serving as a Board Member or Advisor to many of them. He was recognized as Puget Sound Venture Club’s “Member of the Year” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In December 2014 he received Puget Sound Business Journal’s CIO lifetime achievement award.
In his spare time, he is an avid motorcyclist, professional photographer, traveler, SCUBA diver and former pilot.