Understanding the Importance of Your Personal Development and Natural Mentoring Activity to Become a Positive Entrepreneur

Friday 25 October 2013, 1.15-2.00pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker: Dr Richard Caruso

Chair: Professor Saul Estrin


Dr. Richard E. Caruso, PhD 1990, Economics

Founder and Chairman, The Provco Group

Founder and Chairman, Integra LifeSciences Corporation

Dr. Caruso will be speaking on the importance of natural mentoring and understanding the significance of entrepreneurship. His talk will cover the inception of Integra LifeSciences and the creation of regenerative medicine. He also will discuss his founding of the Uncommon Individual Foundation (UIF).

Dr. Caruso is Chairman of The Provco Group, a diversified private equity investment firm involved in venture financing, real estate, alternative energy, leveraged buyouts, reorganizations, lease financing and manufacturer's lease programs.  He also serves as Chairman of Integra LifeSciences Corporation, a publicly listed company with a market capitalization in excess of $1 billion that develops, manufactures and distributes innovative products for regenerating human organs and tissue and provides instruments, implants, and monitors for neuro-surgery. From 1969 to 1992, Dr. Caruso was with LFC Financial Corp., a privately owned firm involved in equipment leasing, project finance and other kinds of investments.  From 1966 to 1969, he was an auditor with Price Waterhouse in Philadelphia. 

 Dr. Caruso, the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the United States, has a particular interest in mentoring.  He is the founder and Chairman of the Board of The Uncommon Individual Foundation, a private, non-profit foundation exclusively devoted to mentoring: mentor/protege training, consultation, program implementation and evaluation.

 In addition to his PhD from LSE, Dr. Caruso holds a BS from Susquehanna University and an MSBA from Bucknell University.  He is a member of the London School of Economics North American Advisory Board.