Sol Fried is a born and raised New Yorker. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from Brooklyn College. He began his career working in Information Technology at the brokerage form of Merrill Lynch in 1984. In 1987 he joined the Investment firm of First Boston (which was later acquired by Credit Suisse), where he spent over three decades as a Software developer / analyst, and as a manager of global technical teams.
After being approached by his nephew, Moshe Fried LCSW, about his ideas for how to radically improve the teacher-student relationship, he was determined to use his 35 years of software experience to make a real difference in the lives of teachers and students worldwide. The two spent over 5 years studying the immense challenges, both practical and technical until arriving at a solution that would fundamentally improve the ability of teachers to really see and attend to each and every student.
They co-founded PNQ LLC, and in April 2019 he left Credit Suisse and as Chief Technology Officer, devoted himself to this project. Bringing a lifetime of experience in User Interface design, Software and Data engineering, he created ClasStars as an App that can be used on modern devices running iOS, Android or Windows.
In his free time, Sol is an avid amateur photographer and stays active by swimming and making sure to visit the gym daily.
He is a husband to the wife who has patiently supported his dream to embark on the ClasStars adventure. He is a father to two incredible women and a grandfather to five, aged 2 weeks to 21 years (as of December 2021).