Thomas H. Scholl is a General Partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners, located in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Scholl has over twenty-five years experience in communications systems, equipment, chipsets and software, and has been active in high-tech start-up in the Washington, D.C. metro area for over 15 years. He is a successful entrepreneur and investor with experience sitting on both sides of the boardroom table and currently sits on the boards of portfolio companies Centice, Paratek, Princeton Optronics, Fiberzone Networks and Avail Media. In 1990, Mr. Scholl founded Telogy Networks, a leader in providing embedded communications software products for wireless and IP networks. Telogy’s award-winning products were proven market successes with world-class customers such as Cisco, Motorola, Samsung, Nortel, Alcatel, NEC and many others. In 1998, Motorola purchased Telogy’s digital cellular technology and development team, and in 1999, Texas Instruments purchased Telogy as the world leader in embedded VOIP software. Prior to joining Novak Biddle, Mr. Scholl co-founded and was chairman of Cognio, a pioneering developer of software radio, spectrum management and MIMO antenna technology for wireless applications. Cognio was acquired by Cisco in October 2007. Mr. Scholl has also served as a Director of Torrent Networking, acquired by Ericsson, and Integrated Telecom, acquired by PMC Sierra. Prior to Telogy, Mr. Scholl was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Hughes Network Systems, a combination of M/A-Com DCC and Linkabit. In 2011, Mr. Scholl was recognized as the venture capital “Friend of the Entrepreneur” by the Washington Business Journal, and in 1995 Mr. Scholl was honored as the Joseph A. Sciulli "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Maryland High Technology Council. In addition to his role as Trustee at Stevens Institute of Technology, Mr. Scholl is a member of the Board of Trustees at the University of Maryland Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Visitors at the A. James Clark School of Engineering. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University, receiving Purdue's Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2009. Mr. Scholl has patents relating to software, the Internet, and digital telephone systems, and he is the author of "Packet Switching" in McGraw Hill’s Electronic Communications Handbook. He’s a member of IEEE and ACM, and he is an alumnus of Purdue University and the Executive Management (non-degree) program at MIT Sloan School.