Former Executive Chairman, Galvanize
Karl has been Executive Chairman, CEO or President of several venture capital and private equity backed companies over the past 20 years, ranging from start-up to publicly-traded, $600M revenue businesses. He was most recently Executive Chairman of Galvanize, which was sold to K12 in January 2020. Previously he was Executive Chairman of Closetbox; President of the international group at Zayo; CEO of Market Force Information; Executive Chairman of Vector ESP, CEO of VIA Net.Works; and CEO of Cordillera Communications.
Karl has been involved primarily with B2B businesses in the telecom and technology enabled services sectors and more recently has worked with B2C businesses. He has extensive experience turning around financially distressed businesses and leading companies through successful exits. Karl lives with his wife, Julie, in Boulder, Colorado and has two college-aged sons.