Karl Lewis is Chief Strategy Officer for GridPoint and is responsible for the strategic development of the company including new business initiatives, corporate partnerships and M&A activity. Previously at GridPoint, Mr. Lewis served as the Chief Operating Officer from 2005 through 2008. Prior to GridPoint, Mr. Lewis was a Senior Vice President for Cigital, Inc., a software quality management consulting firm, where he was responsible for all consulting operations including sales, marketing, account management, project management and consultant resources.
Prior to Cigital, Mr. Lewis helped fuel the growth of Proxicom, Inc., an Internet professional services firm, which grew within four years from a privately held company with $4 million in revenues to a successful public company with over $145 million in revenues and eventually a profitable sale to a global technology company in a deal worth nearly $450 million. While at Proxicom, Mr. Lewis held various executive management positions including VP of Marketing, VP of Client Services, VP of the Strategy Consulting Practice, and VP of Corporate Development.
Prior to Proxicom, Mr. Lewis first contributed to the emergence of the Internet space in 1995 as a Senior Manager of Internet Products for MCI, where he was responsible for the development and launch of marketplaceMCI, the Internet''s first e-commerce shopping mall, and internetMCI, the company's first Internet product. Mr. Lewis' additional responsibilities at MCI included business development, finance, administration, and product management for MCI Mail. Mr. Lewis holds a B.A. in economics from St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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