Karl Schleicher has a BS in Mathematics and MS in Management. From 1975 until 2010 he worked for geophysical contractors and data processing. He started work for Geophysical Service, Inc. in 1975 where he processed some of the industries first 3D marine surveys. He worked for Western Geophysical, Geophysical Development Corporation, PGS, and AGS as a research geophysicist.

Since early 2011 he has worked for the Texas Consortium for Computational Seismic Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin as a Senior Research Fellow. He is interested in the practical development, implementation, and commercialization of seismic processing technology.