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Karl Rumelhart

Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice PresidentGainsight


Member Since June 2022


Product Development
Product Management
Executive Leadership


Karl leads Gainsight’s expanded product vision and execution for a comprehensive Customer Success and Product Experience platform that help customers drive durable growth. Prior to Gainsight, Karl held senior product and marketing roles as an early employee at VMware, leading product management for VirtualCenter, driving the acquisition of SpringSource, and leading products for the vFabric business unit. Karl has also run product teams at enterprise social pioneer, Jive, and predictive analytics pioneer Infer. Prior to his software career, Karl was an academic mathematician, lecturing at Stanford University after receiving a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Published content

Three business efficiency metrics every product manager must know


If you want your teams to get more efficient, then you need to start by ensuring you know what efficiency means for your business.

Two common mistakes made by CPOs and how you can avoid them


Given these juggling acts, it’s unsurprising that CPOs commit all manner of mistakes. Some are small, some are large, but the most worrisome are those you don’t even recognize as mistakes.

Company details


Company bio

Gainsight’s innovative platform helps companies of all sizes and industries drive durable growth through customer-led and product-led strategies. It offers a powerful set of customer success, product experience, and community engagement solutions that together enable businesses to scale efficiently, create alignment, and put the customer at the heart of innovation. With Gainsight, it’s never been easier to drive acquisition, increase product adoption, prevent churn, and grow with renewals and expansion. Learn how leading companies such as GE Digital, SAP Concur, and Box use Gainsight at



Area of focus

Software Engineering
Product Management
Customer Service

Company size

1,001 - 5,000