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, and Queens University of Charlotte. He nearly completed a fourth degree at UCLA, has done some post-graduate work at the University of Michigan, and attended Western State University College of Law. He has been a professor at several academic institutions, and has had a unique career. He’s been a writer and editor in virtually every publishing medium that exists, including newspaper, magazine, book, and online publishing. He has published journalism, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, blogs, consumer-oriented technical articles, white papers, peer reviewed academic papers, and 15 books, one of which was nominated for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize. He has also ghostwritten several publications. His work has appeared in at least 26 countries and 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 and schematics, Windows, Mac, UNIX, Linux, RPi3MB, networking, TCP/IP, Internet architecting, Microsoft/Apple development, network security, cybersecurity, info/electronic warfare, malware analysis, consulting, and extensive entrepreneurial experience, having started five successful companies. He has worked everywhere from small, family owned businesses to large corporations, including EarthLink Network and Plantronics, and has been instrumental in growing many businesses.
Scott has served on the Board of Directors for the University of Tennessee Alumni HC Ch, and 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:
- 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)
- Internet Society
- Usenix: The Advanced Computing Systems Association
Scott currently serves in several advising and mentoring capacities with various organizations and individuals and is open to advisory or other board opportunities with select organizations.