Karl is the founder of First Mile Care and an advisor to Health2047 Inc. He is a globally successful entrepreneur and active advisor to CEOs and top management at Fortune 500 companies. During his 30-year tenure in management at consumer powerhouse Procter & Gamble, Karl rose to the post of Vice President of R&D and General Manager of New Business/Healthcare; in that position, he oversaw global R&D for pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter health care and was responsible for developing the company’s capability to create disruptive innovations. Karl created entirely new brands that are globally revered, including Swiffer, Febreze, and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. As a result of his strategic insights and understanding of consumer behavior, the new categories rapidly grew to $1 billion in annual sales. Karl has helped found multiple startups and continues to help Fortune 500 companies create their own billion-dollar growth engines. His book on turning disruption into business through partnerships, “The Reciprocity Advantage,” has received accolades from CEOs and academics alike. Karl earned his BSChE in Chemical Engineering from University of Toledo.