Karl Salnoske is chief information officer (CIO) of Laureate Education, Inc.
Prior to joining Laureate, Karl was the executive vice president and CIO of GXS, a leading, multi-national business-to-business software company where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s internal and external IT systems, data center operations, customer support and quality assurance. Before that role, Karl was the vice president and CIO at Schering-Plough, where he directed the planning, acquisition, development and operation of computer and IT systems for all facilities globally. Karl also previously served as a general manager for Software Solutions at IBM as well as a senior IT specialist at McKinsey & Company. Additionally, Karl has experience as an entrepreneur and was the president and CEO of a software start-up company called AdaptiveTrade which created decision optimization tools for the energy and manufacturing industries.
Karl has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.