Karl works for NetApp, Inc. as a Product & Partner Engineer in the ONTAP Software & Systems Group, supporting virtualization solutions. From 2009 through 2016, Karl supported major global customers as a Systems Engineer and Technical Account Manager, developing strong relationships with technical customer staff and management. He worked closely with teams across NetApp Engineering and Marketing to advocate for customers and provide feedback to improve NetApp products and technical tools. He also drove customer efforts such as product evaluations, education programs, and performance analysis, working together with sales partners and service providers.
Prior to NetApp, Karl worked in IT at several life sciences companies, including Affymetrix, Inc., Incyte Genomics, and Syntex Corporation. These positions included responsibility for IT architecture, enterprise and scientific application development, security, network and systems administration. He also managed IT Operations and Applications teams. Karl received a B.S. degree in Biology from Pennsylvania State University, and has made frequent presentations to corporate management and staff, as well as at various IT conferences and other organizations.