Karl is a Founder of Arborview Capital, co-heads the investment team and co-manages the operations of the firm. Prior to co-founding Arborview Capital, he had twelve years of experience identifying, consummating, and managing private equity investments with Columbia Capital, a sector-focused venture capital firm with over $2 billion under management. During that time, he invested in 13 companies with a primary focus on enterprise and communications software, security, and managed IT services. Prior to Columbia Capital, Karl worked at J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York and San Francisco where he specialized in corporate finance and capital markets for technology and communications clients.
Karl currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Alpen, Rachio, and Vital Farms; is an observer to the board at Shenandoah Growers and TemperPack; and previously served on the boards of Drexel Metals and nine of the investments that he managed at Columbia Capital.
He also serves on the Board of Directors at Impact Capital Managers, a network of 50+ market-rate impact investors, and on the Board of Trustees of Levine Music, a leading independent music school based in Washington, DC.
Karl received a BS in Finance from Lehigh University.