FINTECH BUILDER & INVESTOR
Karl Sigerist is a highly reputed Senior Executive and Thought Leader with more than 30 years of success spanning investments, SaaS, fin-tech, financial services, and corporate finance. Leveraging extensive experience in strategic leadership for international businesses, Karl is an asset for companies requiring expert assistance with financing, M&A, raising debt, equity, and securitizations capital, or investing to accelerate enterprise growth. His broad areas of expertise include P&L, general management, operations, sales, marketing, fin-tech, strategic planning, and business development.
Throughout his executive career, Karl has held leadership positions with Cerebral Capital, Crelogix Credit Group, Credit Acceptance Corporation, Travelers Financial Group, ACL Services, eSupplies.com, Banque Laurentienne, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Sharp Electronics, Westport Leasing, and Ricoh. He is the Founder of Cerebral Capital, an investment firm and provider of operating expertise, capital, and strategic vision for businesses across financial services and information technology. In 2007, Karl founded Crelogix and developed and launched an omni-channel financial technology enabled lending solution. Under his leadership and raising of over $750 million in capital, the company accomplished ongoing growth from $4 million to over $225 million in assets. He also led the renovation of $125 million financial service organization Credit Acceptance Corporation, improving ROC by 28% in less than a year and growing revenue by 17.5% as the Managing Director. In addition to serving as the current Director, President, and CEO at Cerebral Capital, Karl is also a Managing Partner at The Shaughnessy Group, a lower middle-market corporate finance advisory firm, which leverages a team of professionals highly competent in mergers, acquisitions, debt, equity, and securitizations capital raising for privately held companies.
As a seasoned board member and industry expert, Karl is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, a Mentor to Entrepreneurs at Simon Fraser University, a Mentor at MOSAIC, a member of the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association, a member of the Commercial Finance Association, and a member of the American Financial Services Association. He has previously served as the Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Lenders Association, Treasurer and Director of the Canadian Vacation Ownership Association, a member of the Finance Committee for the American Resort Development Association.
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