Karl Bupp

Karl Bupp

Chief Financial Officer

Karl has more than 30 years of financial and operational experience in the technology consulting, telecommunications and manufacturing fields. He has built high-performing teams and developed creative solutions for new opportunities at startup and Fortune 500 companies. At Vitalyst, he is responsible for financial operations and reporting, as well as recruiting and HR.


Key accomplishments: At Diamond Management & Technology Consultants Inc., Karl led two secondary offerings, a $100+ million stock repurchase program, and the acquisition of an international consultancy. He was a key member of the management team that grew the firm from a startup to $200+ million in annual revenue before it was acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers. At MCI, Karl was the finance lead on contract negotiations generating over $2 billion in new revenue. At Henson Group Sports, he restructured key supplier relationships and negotiated a new ownership structure.

Previous employers: Diamond Management and Technology Consultants Inc.; MCI Communications Corporation; Henson Group Sports

First job: Karl delivered the Philadelphia Bulletin after school.

Little-known fact about Karl: He has gone outback ATVing north of the Arctic Circle in Kotzebue, Alaska.

Motto/business philosophy: It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up.

Toughest decision ever made: Leaving MCI to join a small technology firm

Song that best describes Karl: “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” by Bon Jovi

Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. in management science with a concentration in management information systems; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, M.S. in management with a concentration in finance

Interests/civic engagement: Served as chairman of Radnor Township Citizens Audit Review and Financial Advisory Committee (CARFAC), 2011-2013; former member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Board of Trustees; attending his kids’ crew regattas, wrestling matches and dance performances