Summary

Mr. Caruso is an executive manager of marketing, sales, and functional areas with a global record of achievement identifying key decision-makers, and leading multi-national teams to sales and partnerships in new media, telecommunications, and computing. He successfully conceived, structured, and won complex, profitable deals of greater than $100 million. His PR firm, MediaFirst, creates market awareness and venture development that leads clients to success and profitable exit via merger, acquisition, or IPO. He promoted and/or sold to hot tech companies, such as Aether (IPO), InterVu (acquired by Akamai), Eircom (IPO), Extreme Logic (acquired by HP), LeanLogistics (acquired), Merlot Communications (venture funded), iMedeon (venture funded by Aether & GE), Libit (acquired by TI), PowerTV (acquired by Scientific-Atlanta), and FaxNet (acquired). He managed direct sales and alliance partnerships that won deals across the global telecommunications industry in Australia, Belgium, China, Finland, France, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, Sweden, and Thailand. He is an effective technology evangelist to worldwide audiences of executive and functional managers in telecom, finance, engineering, IT, and marketing. Experience in development and go-to-market strategy make him effective in the project and product development life cycle and release to market on time at target cost. Wins customer loyalty through effective listening and broad technical knowledge. Communicates value propositions phrased in the authentic terminology and language of the audience. Establishes effective relationships at all levels of an organization.

Work History

Work History
1998 - Present

CEO & Chairman

MediaFirst PR - Atlanta
1991 - Present

Founder/Chair

InfraStructure Data Management International, Inc.
Jan 1991 - Present

Founder/Chair

Telecom Alley, Inc.
1994 - 1997

Director, Worldwide Sales - Telephony Systems Division

Scientific-Atlanta
1987 - 1990

Division Director, Senior Manager of Sales & Marketing, Information Systems Division

Byers Engineering
1978 - 1987

Marketing Rep & Engineer

IBM
1978 - 1983

Senior Associate Engineer

IBM

Education

Education
1975 - 1978

B. Eng.

Case Western Reserve University
1973 - 1976

Economics

1969 - 1973

Hawken School