Fred Holt

Fred Holt

Director, Strategic Initiatives

As director of strategic initiatives, Fred Holt provides leadership in industry relations, state economic development, and entrepreneurial infrastructure such as bridge funds and incubators. He joined the Center for Commercialization in 2005 after four years directing a Seattle-area startup that he co-founded to commercialize the Swan multicast technology. Previously Fred worked for eleven years in Boeing’s IT research groups, where he helped develop new sensor systems, computer geometry software, visualization software for high-dimensional data, Swan multicast technology, and the TRUST data-mining system. He earned a PhD in mathematics from the UW and an MBA at Seattle University.