About Fritz Struhsaker
Fritz Struhsaker is the pseudonym of Paul Frederick “Fritz” Struhsaker, a serial entrepreneur, inventor, technology executive, and author of techno-thriller and dystopian novels.
Born in 1961 in Akron, Ohio, the son of WWII US Navy carrier fighter pilot and later international manufacturing executive, at age 7, he moved overseas with his parents, spending his early years in the UK, with shorter stints in India, Greece, and Brazil. He returned to Akron for secondary, high school, and undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at theUniversity of Akron, graduating Suma Cum Laude.
At age 19, while an undergrad, Fritz was recruited by the National Security Agency. By age 21, he held a Top Secret Security Clearance and started work at the NSA. He would spend the next decade of the Cold War working in the US Intelligence Community, including assignments as a US Navy nuclear submarine officer and master diver. During this same period, he completed his master’s in Electrical Engineering with honors from Johns Hopkins University.
When the Cold War ended, Fritz left the Intelligence Community to be CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and founding member of Aironet Wireless, a pioneering WiFi technology startup later acquired by Cisco Systems. He went on to found micro-cellular 4G/5G access point innovator Airspan and 4G wireless innovator Raze Technologies.
As his career progressed, Fritz held a series of senior innovation roles as CTO of Broadband at Texas Instruments, VP Silicon Platforms at Motorola, SVP Software Engineering at Comcast NBC Universal, CTO of Dell’s Client Solutions Group, and CTO of Carnegie Technologies (an IoT and Satellite technology startup).
Fritz holds over 70 patents and patents pending in WiFi, 3GPP cellular, networking systems, and cloud client software. An industry expert, he has served as Chairman of IEEE 802.11 WiFi, Vice Chairman of IEEE 802.16 WiMax, and representative to 3GPP cellular standards groups. He is a frequent speaker lecturer on satellite and wireless technology.
Over his career, Fritz amassed over 5 million air miles traveling, working with customers, co-workers, and international standards organizations across the globe. When COVID-19 struck, he finally had the opportunity to begin writing The Revelation, the first book in a longer story cycle, The Revelation Saga that he’d been developing for the better part of a decade.
Drawing on his extensive experience in science, technology, military, and intelligence community, combined with decades of world travel, Fritz Struhsaker’s The Revelation is a compelling techno-thriller with soft and hard science fiction elements.
A dedicated outdoorsman, Fritz enjoys hiking, running, boating, and sailing. He, and his wife, Mindy, are avid cooks and enjoy entertaining family and friends at their lake house on Lake Travis in Lago Vista, Tx, just north of Austin. They have two grown children that live nearby, a small menagerie of indoor and outdoor animals in their care, along with an eclectic group of friends (also in their care :-)