Gerald Caruso has served as a lecturer at the Carlson School where he taught M&A related classes to both graduate and undergraduate students. He has also served as an adviser to the Carlson School's Investment Banking Club. He is a longtime investment banker with mergers and acquisitions and broad capital markets expertise. For 20 years Caruso was managing director for Minneapolis-based Lazard Middle Market LLC, completing over 60 deals, primarily with industrial companies and private equity firms. He holds a BA from Northwestern University, an MA in Education from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.