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Gerald Caruso

Managing Director
Carlson Enterprises


  • Master of Business Administration
    Finance University of Chicago

  • Bachelor of Arts
    Economics Northwestern University

  • Master of Arts
    Multicultural College Teaching and Learning University of Minnesota - College of Education and Human Development


Jerry Caruso, long-time Wall Street investment banker with mergers and acquisitions and broad capital markets expertise, is currently the Managing Director of the Carlson Funds Enterprise. Caruso's area of research includes experiential student development theory in connection with learning about how the market values and measures risk versus return. 

Prior to joining Carlson School in 2011, Caruso was managing director for Lazard Middle Market LLC based in Minneapolis.  Previous work experience includes Corporate Finance Treasury for a Fortune 500 company and commercial banking for JP Morgan.

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Community Relationships

  • Board Member - True Friends

  • Board Member - Hammer Residences

  • Board Member - Intek Plastics, In.