WIlliam J Caruso

William J. Caruso, FFCSI, ISHC
William J. Caruso, FFCSI, ISHCFounding Partner

Whether it’s running a successful consulting firm or being presented with complex building problems Bill always believes there is a solution to every problem. You just have to think hard enough to find it! He’s grown the company from a startup out of his Denver basement to its global position today. Bill’s expertise is sought after by trendsetters in the hospitality industry and he has left his footprint on many iconic properties globally. As a Cornell Alumni, he is active on the Cornell Hotel School Foundation Board of Directors and is a Past President of the Cornell Hotel Society. In his spare time Bill is known to jam out on many a stage on his 1968 Rickenbacker. And he has the most-used Zagat’s directory and a favorite dive and friend in every city!

Favorite Projects:

Fenway Park (for the Boston Red Sox)-Boston, MA; Alaska Marine Highway System Studies and Evaluations-Juneau, Alaska; New York University-Abu Dhabi, UAE; Singapore General Hospital-Singapore, ROS; the 1988 World Fair Planning-Brisbane, Australia


A strong backbone-willing to say what is right and how one really feels regardless of political pressures or other impediments; a good listener—speak only when required and measure the response to insure that it is professionally drafted and meets the objective; strong will but empathy for all.

Favorite Vacation Destination:

Italy and the Caribbean islands

Most Admired Person:

My Mother-Mary Crane Caruso

Favorite Quote:

“It Ain’t Over till It’s Over”—Yogi Berra – Hall of Fame Catcher – New York Yankees