Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Tech Square Labs, Atlanta, GA
Learn an employee-centric approach to growth from a #1 CEO
Carlos Lopez, CEO of the Atlanta-based Caduceus, credits much of his company’s growth to its employees. Join ICIC and Staples to learn his strategies for retaining key staff, and how his efforts to enrich human capital helped Caduceus achieve the title of the #1 fastest-growing inner city business of 2016.
Carlos M. Lopez is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Caduceus, a Georgia-based Certified and Verified 8(a), HUBZone, and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firm providing healthcare, technology and scientific staffing solutions to the U.S. government.
Mr. Lopez served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired after 20 years of faithful and exemplary service. He has lived in numerous countries abroad including: Uruguay, Brazil, Guatemala, Japan, Russia and Belgium. After his retirement, he served as a chief financial officer at several not-for-profit organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and a children’s psychiatric hospital. He also led BellSouth Corporation’s International Audit Division. In 2008, he combined his extensive executive business experience with his deep sense of patriotism and founded Caduceus to provide mission critical staffing solutions to the military and veteran administration. After having provided exceptional service to the military, in 2013, Caduceus expanded its service offering to other federal government agencies. As a result, Caduceus has experienced tremendous growth. It has been recognized for three consecutive years as one of Inc. 500’s fastest-growing privately owned companies. Caduceus was also recognized as one of the Top 10 fastest-growing Hispanic companies nationwide during that period of time.
He has served on several nonprofit boards including Catholic Charities, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety and Senior Connections. A true veteran advocate, Mr. Lopez is also mentoring several SDVOSB and women-owned businesses and is proud of the fact that the majority of his subcontractors are small minority-owned businesses.
Mr. Lopez earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in management information systems and a Master of Accounting degree from Kennesaw State University. As a finance and audit professional, he maintains his active certifications as a certified fraud examiner (CFE), certified controls specialist (CCS) and a certified internal controls auditor (CICA). In addition, based on his Marine Corps training, he firmly believes in leadership by example and thus is also certified as a physician recruiter (PRC) and personnel consultant (CPC).
Jovita Moore anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on Channel 2 Action News. Jovita joined WSB-TV in 1998. Her previous stations include WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee and KFSM in Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Jovita holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.
Jovita is a native New Yorker who proudly calls Atlanta home. Jovita is a busy mom who also donates countless hours to civic associations and non-profit organizations across metro Atlanta.
She mentors students and sits on several boards of directors. Jovita is a member of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. She is a member of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2007, and a member of Outstanding Atlanta’s Class of 2004. She was featured on the 2007 list of 40 Under 40 by Georgia Trend Magazine, and was selected as one of Jezebel magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful. Jovita has received several Emmy Awards during her years at WSB-TV. She says her most important accomplishments are her children.