Carl is the founder and managing director of Metis Lighthouse LLC – an advisory firm providing strategic guidance and investments to early-stage companies focused in the medical device and digital health sectors. He has over 30 years of international experience in general management, sales, and marketing in the medical devices and biotech industries.
He is a former senior investment officer for the CHCF Health Innovation Fund, which invests in technology and service companies with the potential to significantly lower the cost of care or improve access to care for low-income Californians. Carl leads the screening and evaluation process for HealthTech Capital, and volunteers as an advisor at StartX, an educational nonprofit accelerator, and with the CLSI Fast Program.
Carl served as director of Coronary Marketing at Abbott Vascular and ran the company’s operations in Southeast Asia and Canada as general manager. At the start of his career, Carl was an early employee at a start-up company manufacturing custom DNA, genes, and peptides. Carl received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD in France.