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Karl Thomas is Managing Director of 3PR Ventures and oversees daily operations, deal flow, and investor relations.  

 

Karl began his career at Michael Baker as an environmental engineer and quickly saw a strategic opportunity in their emerging Geographic Information Systems (GIS) practice. Karl’s leadership abilities allowed him to transition into a senior GIS role where he sold and managed cutting-edge projects around the globe mapping environmental data for government and corporate customers.

 

His passion for the environment and for Pittsburgh led Karl to become Executive Director of two successive river-related non-profits, Friends of the Riverfront and RiverQuest, where he led organizational transformations. Karl continued to apply his skills in leadership, strategic problem solving, sales and marketing in senior positions at Steel City Fueling Systems and the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation.

 

In 2014, Karl returned to his alma mater to support CMU’s fundraising at the highest level and became a leading fundraiser for the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. Since 2019, he has been consulting with CMU-related B2B SaaS computer vision startups in sales, marketing, and customer success.

 

Karl received his BS in Chemical Engineering with a double major in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1994.

Karl Thomas

MANAGING DIRECTOR

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Karl Thomas

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Karl Thomas is Managing Director of 3PR Ventures and oversees daily operations, deal flow, and investor relations.  

 

Karl began his career at Michael Baker as an environmental engineer and quickly saw a strategic opportunity in their emerging Geographic Information Systems (GIS) practice. Karl’s leadership abilities allowed him to transition into a GIS senior role where he sold and managed cutting-edge projects around the globe mapping environmental data for government and corporate customers.

 

His passion for the environment and for Pittsburgh led Karl to become Executive Director of two successive river-related non-profits, Friends of the Riverfront and RiverQuest, where he led organizational transformations. Karl then used three of his unique skills to address the challenges of turnarounds in three successive businesses: building positive relationships, fundraising aptitude, and sales and marketing prowess.

 

In 2014, Karl returned to his alma mater to support CMU’s fundraising at the highest level and became a leading fundraiser for the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. Since 2019, he has been consulting with CMU-related B2B SaaS computer vision startups in sales, marketing, and customer success.

 

Karl received his BS in Chemical Engineering with a double major in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1994.