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Mr. Michael Caruso

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Partner, West Coast Operations Ma...

GreenCrest Capital LLC
Phone: (415) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.com
Local Address:  San Francisco , California , United States
GreenCrest Capital Management LLC
100 Wall Street 8Th Floor
New York , New York 10005
United States

Company Description: Greencrest is a leading research and advisory firm that provides insight-based access to exceptional private companies and rapidly growing, revolutionary...   more

Employment History


  • Bachelor of Arts degree , Political Science , with a concentration in Economics and Environmental Science
    Indiana University
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ClickFacts Security & Audit, 10 Jan 2012 [cached]
Michael Caruso: CEO
Michael Caruso is a veteran entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in business, management, sales, marketing, and start-ups. As a pioneer in online advertising Michael has worked with companies such as New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Amazon, Mars Candies, and Microsoft to develop some of their first integrated online programs.
Michael has held senior sales, management and business development positions for leading websites including: Internet Movie Database (acquired by Amazon),, Hollywood Stock Exchange (a subsidiary of Cantor Index Holdings, LP), and
In 1997 Michael founded and actively ran Society for Internet Advancement San Francisco (SIASF), the first Bay Area Internet trade association.
American Challenge World Speed Record Management Team, 26 Nov 2011 [cached]
Michael Caruso - President, Society for Internet Advancement, San Francisco
::::: SIASF ::::: Society for internet advancement - San Francisco, 1 Feb 2005 [cached]
Michael CarusoFounder & President
Michael Caruso has played a leading role in the digital media community since 1996 and is founder and Chairman of the Society for Internet Advancement, San Francisco (SIASF).Early on, Michael identified the need for a forum for media professionals to learn more about the constantly changing digital environment and founded SIASF in 1997, securing nationally recognized speakers, sponsors and partnerships for SIASF events.He was also instrumental in devising the very first online partnership programs for New Line Cinema, Microsoft, Walt Disney Company, Sony and Polygram Filmed Entertainment.
Most recently, as a consultant, Michael has leveraged his startup experience, deal making skills, and extensive relationships in both traditional and new media to successfully help young companies develop their sales strategy, establish long-term successful marketing partnerships, and generate revenue.
About |, 2 Oct 2014 [cached]
Michael Caruso is a digital media professional with more than 20 years experience in startups, business management, plus sales and marketing. As an online advertising pioneer, Michael used his knowledge and industry insights to found the first online advertising security firm, ClickFacts.
ClickFacts secured two patents and was the winner of Silicon Valley Bank's Entrepreneur Showcase and STIRR's Most Innovative Company Pitch. Under Michael's guidance, ClickFacts developed industry standards for malware-safe content. He landed such key clients and partnerships as NewsCorp, Bank of America, Lending Tree, Microsoft and AOL/Platform-A, and created alliances with the IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau), Online Trust Alliance, National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) and Net Nanny/ContentWatch.
Michael is a recognized expert in digital media and an industry pioneer, having held senior sales and business development positions at leading internet companies including: Internet Movie Database (acquired by Amazon),, Hollywood Stock Exchange (a subsidiary of Cantor Index Holdings) and As VP sales and business development at FortuneCity, he led the company to an IPO and a private-label service sale to Warner Bros.
In 1997, Michael founded and served as president of the first Internet Trade Association in San Francisco, the Society for Internet Advancement San Francisco (SIASF). The SIASF ran profitably with volunteer recruits until its membership base was rolled into the Bay Area Innovation Group (BIG), an organization dedicated to championing innovation in digital marketing.
Michael has written for many trade publications including iMedia and Advertising Age and has been quoted in major publications, including The New York Post, AP Press, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Bloomberg, and CNET. Michael has spoken at numerous industry events including AAAA, OMMA, iMedia, SES and has participated on several panels regarding the future of internet security, content quality and investment.
© 2015 Michael Caruso. All rights reserved. - Training: Courses: Making Money Through B2C Marketing by Michael Caruso, 20 Mar 2006 [cached]
Michael Caruso Founder & President of the Society for Internet Advancement San Francisco (SIASF)
Michael Caruso is Founder & President of the Society for Internet Advancement San Francisco (SIASF). Michael has been working in online advertising since 1996. Most recently as Director of Sales and Business Development for, he spearheaded that company’s advertising sales and strategic partnership efforts. Prior to joining Fortunecity, he served as Sales and Business Development Director for the Hollywood Stock Exchange, as Sales Manager for, and as Senior Director of Business Development for Cybereps. Michael has been featured as a speaker at many industry events.
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