Carl invests time as an active advisor and board member to new technology companies. During his career at Intel and Dell, Carl sponsored many new start up projects inside the companies and also reached outside to champion corporate venture investments such as Rambus (NASDAQ: RMBS) at Intel, and the Chinese internet portal Sina.com (NASDAQ: SINA), and VMware (NYSE: VMW) at Dell. Carl enjoys bringing his experience and industry insights to focus on creating business models and launching products that achieve the number one position in the markets they serve. He has been actively involved with Accel portfolio companies in applications software, high end communications and semiconductor technology sectors.
Carl is a member of the Board of Directors at FormFactor (NASDAQ: FORM) a publicly traded company and the leader in advanced silicon wafer probe technology. In addition Carl serves as a Board Member in the following Accel investments: Primarion, a mixed signal semiconductor company leading the adoption of digital power management in the voltage regulation space, Transitive, the innovator of â€œRosettaâ€ the dynamic binary translation software freeing applications written in one environment to run in another, and NetXen, a silicon valley start up focused in high performance networking and protocol processing.
Carl served as senior vice president of Dell Computer Corporation’s Personal Systems Group. He was responsible for worldwide development and marketing of all Dell desktop, workstation and notebook product lines, as well as the strategic technology direction for Dell’s award-winning client systems. During his tenure, Dell captured the number one worldwide position in workstations, as well as desktop and notebook personal computers.
Prior to Dell, Carl enjoyed a 20-year career with Intel Corporation leading many of Intel’s strategic efforts in setting industry and technology directions. He became an Intel vice president in 1989, overseeing North American sales and later all worldwide sales and marketing organizations. In 1994, he became senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s successful Microprocessor Products Group. In that role, Carl oversaw the rapid adoption of Intel’s Pentium processor in the marketplace and introduced Intel’s P6 technology, the foundation of Intel’s product roadmap into the late 1990s. His many accomplishments while at Intel include: the unprecedented support of the Intel Inside brand campaign throughout the Personal Computer industry, the adoption of PCI system bus technology across all PC manufacturers, the launch of major reseller and branding efforts to open up China and other Asian markets to Intel Architecture-based systems, and the creation of the Intel Architecture-based workstation industry.
Carl holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from New Mexico State University. In 1992, he was named NMSU’s Distinguished Alumni and in 1997 he was inducted into the university’s College of Business Hall of Fame. In 2005 NMSU recognized Carl with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.