Paul Scherf (Hank)

Paul Scherf (Hank)MBA ’81
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PaulScherf (Hank)
MBA ’81
Certified Financial Planner and Financial Adviser, MassMutual Pacific

Hank Scherf is currently a Certified Financial Planner and Financial Adviser with MassMutual Pacific. He has responsibility for managing over $125 million in investor assets.

Prior to his 15-year career in financial services he spent 24 years in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley serving as vice president of sales in several telecommunication startup and public companies and was a Regional Vice President of Sales for ADC Kentrox, a subsidiary of ADC Telecommunications.

A 1969 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Hank spent 10 years on active duty as a naval aviator with an additional 20 years in the Naval Reserve, retiring at the rank of Captain. His active duty included service in the Viet Nam war and an assignment as an engineering instructor at the Naval Academy where he co-authored a weapons systems engineering text book. In 1977 and 1978 he was recognized as the Outstanding Military Instructor in the Engineering Department.

Mr. Scherf believes strongly in service and giving back to the community. He currently serves on the boards of five non-profit organizations and a county commission. He is a member of the board of directors and a past president of the Redwood City Child Development Program, a non-profit early childhood development program serving low income working families.

Hank is an Eagle Scout and is a past president and current board member of the Pacific Skyline Council, Boy Scouts of America and serves on the Western Region Board of the BSA. From 2014-2016 he served as the President of the Northern California and Northern Nevada BSA. He has been recognized with multiple awards for his 40 years of volunteer service to the Boy Scouts.

He is the Vice-Chair of the board of the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA which has a strong emphasis on youth education programs and is a founding board member of the Arianna Mae Hatami Foundation which was established to help victims of violence and their families.

Hank is an appointed commissioner of the San Mateo County Veterans Commission on which he currently serves as the Chair. Since 2004, he has been a mentor to the GSB Veterans Club and to many of the veterans who have passed through the school. He has personally helped and mentored both GSB and other veterans around the country through the transition from active service to a civilian career.

Mr. Scherf holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a BS (with distinction) in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

Last Updated 5 Apr 2019