Helping leaders tell powerful strategic stories.

What I do.

Strategy.

Helping clients turn what ifs into what’s next.

Brand Advocacy.

Building brands that turn customers into believers.

Background.

Following a career at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown in New York, I co-founded Fast Ventures in 2001 and worked with some of the most disruptive companies to emerge in the past decade. This includes Audible.com (acquired by Amazon in 2008), Net2Phone (acquired by IDT Corporation in 2006), Gaia Power Technologies (backed by American Space Traveler, Dr. Gregory Olsen, in 2005), CitySearch.com (acquired by Interactive Corp. in 2003), and a few others.

In 2008, I founded Jackson Steiner, a small alternative asset and distressed real estate investment fund. When residential real estate markets bottomed in the US in 2009, I led a number of successful investment initiatives in Florida, Nevada, and New York.

Since the beginning of 2015, I work with entrepreneurs, tech startups, and established organizations to help them bring new ideas to life and develop high-level narratives that drive success in their strategic positioning, branding, marketing, and fundraising. I’m also an external advisor to two US law firms and general partners in various private investment funds.

Over the years, I have authored several articles, white papers, and other publications on entrepreneurship, private equity, and economic issues, some of which were featured on Bloomberg Business Week, Fast Company, JD Supra, and Thomson Reuters.

Whenever I’m not working, you will likely find me riding my motorcycle. It’s perfect for beating traffic in busy city centers, but even when I have to travel long distances, I often use my bike. On my motorcycle I’m out in the open. I can feel, smell and breath-in the land as I’m cruising by. It has a calming, almost therapeutic effect on me. To me, it’s no longer about getting to my destination. Getting there is often the best part of my trip.

What they say.

Giuseppe Morlino

Brett Blackman

Charles A. Andon

SnapBack Srl, Rome, Italy

Health Splash Inc, Paola, KS

“We worked with Karl on a strategic business plan and marketing strategy to grow our business and complete our Series A round. Karl is extremely knowledgable and professional. He has been a tremendous asset during this entire process.”

“Karl came in at a critical juncture in our business development process and helped us formulate a launch strategy that greatly exceeded our expectations. He has been a great asset to our project. His knowledge is incredible!”

"Karl is fantastic. A true guru. He is insightful, positive, enthusiastic, and more invigorating than coffee!"

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