Karl has been a nearly lifelong resident of Indiana with a short, two year stent in Tacoma, Washington in his early teens. Growing up in Brownsburg and Carmel and then settling in Fishers, Karl, his wife Leanne and their 5 year old son enjoy being part of the central Indiana community.
For the last 18 years Karl has had extensive leadership experience within healthcare and life sciences, focusing on building successful businesses, relationships, healthy work cultures, strategic planning, vision casting, fiscal responsibility, operations management and delivering excellent clinical care to patients/clients.
Most recently Karl served from 2014 to 2017 as CEO for an independent group of orthopedic surgeons at Midwest Center for Joint Replacement. Karl was instrumental in leading all aspects of building the new practice as the physicians returned to independent practice. This included strategic planning, design and build out of new clinical office space, collaboration with hospital leadership in the exit from the hospital, retention and hiring of staff, budget development, physician employment contracts, payer enrollment, EMR selection and design, marketing and helping facilitate the growth of their outpatient surgery center to number 2 among 140 centers for quality outcomes and case volume.
Prior to joining Midwest, Karl served in senior leadership at St. Vincent Health (St. Vincent Medical Group), overseeing several locations in the Indy market from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that Karl served as COO/Practice Manager for Family Physicians of Carmel, and successfully led their group from 2007 to 2012 until that practice joined St. Vincent Health and then Karl was retained by St. Vincent in a leadership role. Karl led the physicians through the negotiations to join St. Vincent, including sale of the practice, retention of staff, physician compensation and systems integration.
Since the early parts of his career, Karl has had an entrepreneurial spirit, including owning a small video production company, a business development manager for a chiropractic clinic and being a managing partner of a successful Pak Mail franchise for 10 years.
He and his family are involved at College Park Church, serving in various volunteer roles including children’s ministry and leading a small group. Karl and Leanne enjoy spending time with family, music, traveling and doing ministry together.