About OutLeap

David Karel brings over 20 years of experience driving go-to-market growth strategies, creating and leading new market categories, and developing world-class marketing teams for B2B tech companies.   

When you partner with OutLeap Marketing, you also have access to a rockstar bench of marketing talent (e.g., content marketers, product marketers, website and graphic designers, video production, demand gen specialists) that can be called on to support the engagement.


More about David

He ran global product marketing for SaaS leader SuccessFactors through its IPO and beyond, where he helped drive a major repositioning and category creation effort that unlocked larger budgets and ultimately led to the company’s $3.6B acquisition by SAP.  

As Bizo’s CMO, he ran all aspects of the company’s marketing effort that helped scale the company from $3M to a $50M+ revenue run rate leading to the successful acquisition by LinkedIn.  At LinkedIn, David led the product marketing, customer lifecycle and vertical marketing efforts for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions (LMS), a $581M business FY2015.  

Most recently, David was CMO at Clari, the leader in AI for Sales. There, his team grew marketing’s direct contribution to new business to nearly 70% and successfully established a new market category that differentiated the company in an emerging space which helped increase its customer base 3X YoY.

Originally a New Yorker, David and his family have been in the Bay area for 20 years. He holds a MBA in Marketing from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School and a B.A. in International Relations and Asian Studies from Tufts University.