Meet the Team

Tom Caruso *
Senior Operating Partner

Tom joined Graham Partners in 2012. At Graham, Tom interfaces directly with portfolio company management teams in an advising and mentoring capacity, and works closely with portfolio companies on various value creation initiatives.

Prior to joining Graham Partners, Tom worked for Alvarez & Marsal in its Private Equity Performance Improvement practice, where he advised private equity clients regarding potential acquisitions as well as led certain performance improvement initiatives at private equity client-owned portfolio companies. Previous to Alvarez & Marsal, Tom worked for Cerberus Capital Management. While at Cerberus, Tom served as Vice President of International Business Development for Talecris Biotherapeutics, a $1.6 billion biotechnology company owned by Cerberus. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Operations at Talecris where he was instrumental in its successful operational turnaround and subsequent IPO. Prior to his roles at Talecris, Tom led and participated in several corporate restructurings, cost reduction efforts, due diligence, and integrations across a variety of industries including healthcare, outsourced services, automotive, aerospace, and consumer durable goods.

Previous to Cerberus, Tom worked for GE and served in operations and finance leadership positions over a seven-year tenure. While at GE, Tom became a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a lean manufacturing professional, and graduated with Corporate Honors from GE’s Financial Management Program. In addition to his management responsibilities, he led numerous due diligence and integration efforts at several GE industrial businesses.

Tom’s past and present board directorships include Abrisa, BrightPet, HemaSource, Mercer, and Universal Pure.

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina, where he graduated with highest distinction, and his M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he also graduated with highest distinction.

A native of the Philadelphia area, Tom enjoys traveling with his family and outdoor activities, including scuba diving and skiing.

*Designates employees of Graham Partners Operating Company (GPOC). GPOC coordinates the operations consulting services provided by operations executives and outside firms to the Graham Partners portfolio companies and funds. All other individuals are 3rd party contractors. For further information regarding GPOC, please refer to Part 2A of Graham Partners, Inc.’s Form ADV, available on the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure website.