Karl has over 25 years of private equity, investment banking, operating and consulting experience, spanning a wide range of industries and corporate settings. His diverse background allows him to assess both the financial and operational aspects of an investment opportunity.
Prior to joining Peninsula Capital Partners, Karl was an officer at First of Michigan Corporation, where he established and led its private equity practice. He has been involved in the underwriting of over $300 million in private placements and public offerings. Before First of Michigan, Karl was with Harrell & Associates, a boutique consulting firm providing services to Fortune 500 companies including Westinghouse, Asea Brown Boveri and Aramark. He started his career with GMFanuc Robotics Corporation, where he held various management, engineering and operations roles in both the United States and Europe.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Karl is a licensed professional engineer, speaks fluent German and is a member of the CFA Institute. Karl is an active member in his church and frequently serves as a lay minister.