Managing Partner of Blackthread LLC, began his career with the First National Bank of Boston becoming director of the Japan/South Korea group. As vice president and Asia director for the investment firm Robert W. Baird & Company, and managed two campaigns in Wisconsin before joining the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and U.S. Joint Economic Committee as an Asia advisor and as an emerging markets advisor to the U.S. Treasury Department. Carl was then appointed by President George H.W. Bush to represent America on the executive board of the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines. Carl was a co-founder and CFO of Pacifica Holdings, editor and columnist with Forbes Asia, served as a member on the US National Committee on Pacific Economic Cooperation, and was chairman of the Asian Pension Forum. He is also an advisor to Asia Frontier Capital and author of three books on investing as well as Red, White & Bold: Building a New American Century, and most recently, Power Rivals: America and China's Superpower Struggle. He earned a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University with study and research at Sophia University, Keio University, and Harvard University's Center for International Studies.