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Fred Scholl

Global Senior Information Security Risk Manager


Frederick Scholl is a highly accomplished Global Senior Information Security Risk Manager. Dr. Scholl earned a BS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. In 1991, Fred founded Monarch Information Networks, LLC to advise trusted clients on how to protect their information. Dr. Scholl was retained as Senior Manager of Information Security and Control for Nissan Americas from 2006-2008. Previously, he co-founded Codenoll Technology Corporation in 1980, and served as Senior Vice President and Board Member until 1991.

Career accomplishments also include 13 US Patents related to network technology and fiber optics. He chaired the IEEE committee that wrote the first standard for Ethernet communication over fiber optic links. Dr. Scholl is recognized as an expert in his disciplines and has served as an expert witness in over 15 occasions.


Q. What excites you most about the Wond’ry?

A. -Contribute ideas to help new entrepreneurs solve problems
-Chance to connect entrepreneurs with business

Q. What do you feel are the most important skills you have to offer in your role as a mentor?

A. I did two tech startups, from garage to public company, so have broad business, technology and academic background.

Q. What has been your proudest moment in your career?

A. When a former employee in one of my start-ups called me 25 years later to invite me to his son’s wedding, in India.

Q. What has surprised you most about your job?

A. The rate of change in technology and the constant need to learn.

Q. If you could do everything over again, would you make the same career choices?

A. Yes, but I would have networked more before making career changes.

Q. In your opinion, what is the most important quality for success?

A. -Understanding that there’s no single magic formula. Several things are critical:
-Persistence. Be able to go to plan B
-Integrity. Make sure people who know you will trust you over time.
-Humility. Be able to effectively collaborate and listen to advice.

Q. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A. An electrical engineer, which is what I became.


Office Hours: By appointment only

Areas of Expertise:Leadership, Legal, Networking, Product Design, Technology