Mitch Scherr - Encryptics
Mitch Scherr is a pioneer of the digital world, and his body of work helps people protect, find and make sense of complex data. He was the first employee hired at EDGAR Online, where he developed joint ventures and product offerings for the system that automated company filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mitch later served as Director of Internet Services for Individual Investor Group, Inc., a New Media Financial Information Company, where he helped develop Internet strategies with top-tier partners such as Yahoo!, AOL Digital Cities, The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Hoovers, Cox Interactive and PointCast.
He now serves as CEO of Frisco-based Encryptics®, which protects digital content for the lifecycle of a document across diverse operating systems and end-user devices. The company’s .SAFETM technology protects data through a patented Trusted Peer-to-PeerTM delivery platform combined with Advanced Digital Rights Management. The company is quickly shifting perceptions and raising expectations for data privacy.
In 2008, Mitch became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Llesiant, a leading provider of web-based information services, where he led the development and commercial launch of a technology that helps resolve information overload. In this role, he received two patents issued domestically and internationally for meta-data processing technology that greatly improves the accuracy of search results, and the technology was launched commercially as “Relevance.”
In 2010, Llesiant was acquired by The Bureau of National Affairs (now known as Bloomberg BNA), a specialty publisher of online and print news and information. He then formed MSI Advisors, LLC, where he serves as a founding partner. MSI is a strategic advisory firm that builds businesses through a high-level managed business network.
Mitch has provided expert opinion and commentary in major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Business 2.0 and Internet World. He graduated from California State University, Northridge, and he completed studies in Director of Professionalism at Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management.