By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears. Carl Carlson is a C-Level Executive with over 25 years experience in creating and managing companies in Latin America. Mr. Carlson’s expertise encompasses telecoms and infrastructure start-ups, international joint ventures, implementing business development growth strategies in the areas of mobile, data and broadband Internet as well as strategic acquisitions in the cable and media industry. Mr. Carlson was involved in the development and capital raising efforts of luxury real estate resorts in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Carlson is also Chairman of Woodmark Holdings, a proprietary firm who has advised M&A transactions in the telecoms industry.
Carlson was a management founder and President and CEO of
Tricom, S.A. where he managed a rapidly growing diversified telecommunications
company from start-up operations to a publicly held company in six years with
over US$800 million dollars of infrastructure invested. At Tricom he led a
venture partnership with a major fortune 500 company resulting in the formation
of one Latin America’s fastest growing companies. He managed the capital
raising efforts and relations with the international financial community and
led the successful conclusion of the region’s only Initial Public Offering
listed in the New York Stock Exchange in 1998. In the Telecoms industry he
advised on the acquisition of a leading mobile company in the DR. Subsequently
he advised on 500 million dollar recapitalization of Tricom S.A. His career has
included extensive involvement in service sector industries such as
telecommunications and banking where he was a Vice President at Chase Manhattan
Mr. Carlson currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of an educational institution in the Dominican Republic. He has been a representative commissioner of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission, an appointed member by the Executive Branch of the Dominican Republic to the Commission for the Advancement of the Information Society, he has lectured on regional and telecoms topics at the US State Department and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.