ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Scott C. Holstad
Scott Holstad is the Founder, COO, CTO, and Chief Strategy Officer of WireMe Designs, LLC. He holds degrees from the University of Tennessee, California State University Long Beach, & Queens University of Charlotte. He did work toward a fourth degree at UCLA, but had to relocate before he could finish it. He has done post-graduate work at the University of Michigan, & attended Western State University College of Law. He has been a professor at several academic institutions, & has had a unique career. He’s been a writer & editor in virtually every publishing medium that exists, including newspaper, magazine, book, digital & online publishing. He has published journalism, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, commentary, blogs, consumer-oriented technical articles, foreign policy articles, white papers, peer reviewed academic papers & 15 books, one of which was nominated for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize. He has also ghostwritten several publications. His print work has appeared in at least 27 countries & six languages. Additionally, he has web design, operations management, business development, project/program management, people management, advertising, market research/analysis, proposal writing, employee development, mentoring, coaching, career transitioning, teaching, CAD & schematics, Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux, RPi3MB, networking, TCP/IP, Internet architecting, aerospace, quantum science/theory, nuclear engineering/power/proliferation/weapons/defense strategies, cybersecurity, malware, EW, intel/CI, HUMINT, policy, foreign affairs, research, employee development, mentoring, coaching, career transition management, defense, strategy, knowledge, research & analysis of E/SE Asia & China, as well as Eurasia & the U.S. & extensive entrepreneurial experience, having started five successful companies. He has worked everywhere from small, family owned businesses to large corporations, including EarthLink Network & Plantronics, & has been instrumental in growing many businesses.
In addition to Scott’s listed experience, he has done research in and can converse on subjects as diverse as AI/ML, biology, quantum mechanics, quantum physics, quantum computing, electrical engineering, theistic religions, philosophy, history, military history, audiophilia, music grading, SE Asia & Eurasia, international relations & policy, cyberwarfare, modern & post-modern British & American literature, the UN’s SDGs, social media marketing, limited nuclear warfare, think tanks, information systems, information theory, malware analysis, blockchain & cryptocurrency & quite a bit more. Just inquire.
Scott has served on the Board of Directors for the University of Tennessee Alumni HC Ch, & was the Vice President, Membership for STC, SGV Ch. He has played an active role with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). He currently is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC)
- American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)
- Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA International)
- The AllHumanity Group
- ASIS International
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Association of Old Crows (AOC)
- Authors Guild, Inc.
- Career Thought Leaders Consortium (CTL)
- Chief Digital Officer Club (CDO Club)
- Espionage Research Institute International (ERII)
- IEEE: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
- Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA)
- Internet Society
- Usenix: The Advanced Computing Systems Association
Scott currently serves in several advising & mentoring capacities with various organizations & individuals & is open to advisory or other board opportunities with select organizations.