Chief Executive Officer
Tony Mestres is the Chief Executive Officer of The Sobrato Organization (TSO). His responsibilities include overseeing TSO’s three enterprise groups: Sobrato Real Estate, Sobrato Capital, and Sobrato Philanthropies. Additionally, he manages a growing portfolio of cross-organizational initiatives focused on economic mobility, affordable housing, and sustainability.
Before joining TSO, Tony led Partner Solutions at Arabella Advisors where he managed the firm’s global partnerships dedicated to protecting the planet, defending democracy, and strengthening communities. Prior to Arabella, Tony served as president of health data company Truveta during its first chapter of growth and impact on human health. Tony spent seven years as president and CEO of Seattle Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country. Under Tony’s leadership, Seattle Foundation redefined its role as a civic leader, shining a light on community needs and developing cross-sector initiatives to drive racial and economic equity throughout the region. He provided strategic counsel and support to Seattle Foundation’s individual, family, and corporate philanthropists and oversaw the acquisition and investment of a significant annual portfolio of charitable grants. Before joining Seattle Foundation, Tony had a 22-year career in high technology, largely at Microsoft, where he was a vice president responsible for worldwide sales and marketing of the Windows product line.
Tony currently serves on the boards of the Hispanics in Philanthropy, Seattle International Foundation, and Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences. Previously, Tony served on the boards of the Washington Roundtable and the Council on Foundations, and he is president emeritus of the board of trustees of The Kindering Center, a nonprofit that serves and supports children with special needs and their families. In 2019, Tony was among the executives selected for The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 and was also named its Influencer of the Year. He has been recognized as one of Global Telecoms’ Most Promising Executives. A graduate of Phillips Academy Andover, Tony received his BA in history from Dickinson College, which in 2017 recognized him with a Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.