Dave Hill Jr.


My mission is to grow dynamic and innovative brands with authentic storytelling, thoughtful marketing, and sound business development strategies.

My passion is to connect customers with the products that enable them to do something they could not have done before. I also love building profitable businesses that can release many more of these products to the marketplace. 


I have worked with many companies in a variety of executive and consulting roles including Ableton, iZotope, Real Industry, Pro Sound Effects, and have written for many publications including Mix, Music Tech, Electronic Musician, Modern Drummer, and many more.

In 2003, I wrote the world's first book on Ableton Live out of my pure passion to see this product succeed into the mainstream. That book launched my career in the music industry.

I've also been recording and performing music professionally since my time growing up in Seattle in the 1990s. I earned a B.A. in Business Administration, Marketing from Seattle University.



  • Key contributor to Ableton’s startup success, brand development, product marketing, and established New York City office from 2003-2011

  • Led iZotope’s marketing and sales efforts to quadruple company’s revenue in four years' time. My team of 17 expanded iZotope’s brand to hundreds of thousands of new customers, award-winning press and product recognition to include multiple TEC awards and a Technical EMMY.

  • Wrote for leading industry magazines: Mix, Remix, Electronic Musician, Modern Drummer, and Music Tech (UK) and was the author of Ableton Live 2.0 Power!, the world’s first book about Ableton Live.

  • As a musician, worked with artists such as Michael Shrieve (Santana), Shawn Pelton (SNL Band, Sheryl Crow), Brad Houser (Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians) and James Rotondi (Air). Managed by Susan Silver (Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Screaming Trees) in Seattle from 1990-95.

  • Guest Lecturer of Marketing at the University of Michigan, University of Hartford, and others.

  • Certified Associate Integral Coach 2016, Integral Coaching Canada

  • Hubspot Inbound and Content Marketing Certifications 2015-2018

iZotope's Emmy Award in 2013

iZotope's Emmy Award in 2013

Just a few of Ableton's many Awards

Just a few of Ableton's many Awards

ICF Certified Coach

ICF Certified Coach

Certified Integral Coach

Certified Integral Coach

Dave is a secret weapon to so many in the digital media industry.
— Jay LeBoeuf, Executive Director, Real Industry
Dave was a key player in setting the strategic direction for the company and growing the company 4-fold in as many years.
— Jonathan Bailey, CTO, iZotope
If you are lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with him, take it.
— Hunter Post, Strategic Coach, Writer, Speaker
Dave is a creative, passionate marketer who is able to keep the business goals at hand while driving go to market objectives.
— Michael Bayer, CFO, iZotope

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