Karl brings to Livemocha 20 years’ experience in international sales and business development, primarily in the technology space, having worked the spectrum of hardware, software and services. He is adept at managing and growing complex, transnational relationships with strategic and channel partners on all continents. Prior to joining Livemocha, Karl was in a state government role responsible for helping small- and medium-sized technology companies from Washington State to expand their business internationally, as well as for attracting foreign direct investment into the state’s vibrant technology industries. His private sector experience, building multi-million dollar revenue streams, was with Jallatte S.A. (in France), and with Seattle-area companies Midisoft, Allied Telesis, Appian Graphics, and Glyph Language Services. Karl has lived, worked and studied on four different continents. He is a graduate of the University of London and holds a pan-European MBA from ESCP Europe (Paris-Oxford-Berlin). His French is native-speaker level, and he is fluent in German, conversational in Spanish, and is now working on recovering his childhood language, Portuguese.