Car Wash Advisory was founded by and is led by Harry H. Caruso. Harry graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University with dual degrees in Industrial Engineering and Finance.
Harry’s career started in Investment Banking at Citi. Harry then helped build what was a financial technology “startup” into a major corporation, do direct cross-capital structure investing at a $500MM hedge fund, and even bring a machine learning company through it’s most exciting stages of growth.
Harry H Caruso of Car Wash Advisory is a registered representative offering securities and investment banking services through Britehorn Securities, a registered broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC).
Colin brings many years of capital markets and investment banking experience with him to Car Wash Advisory and CWA Capital Partners.
In 2014, Mr. May joined Capital Canada, where Colin successfully executed various types of transactions for clients, including M&A transactions, equity and debt financings, and valuations.
Prior to joining Capital Canada, Mr. May worked for the Government of Ontario in various accounting and financial management roles. He received his Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree from University of Western Ontario, with specialization in Finance, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
As a true New Englander with a degree in Finance from Sacred Heart University, Brittany has spent the past years focused on improving the financial impact of business decisions for companies. In addition to aiding small businesses on their journey to endmost potential, she is driven by the interactions with others and has a heart to be ready and available for any desired financial conversations with our clients in order to work towards the best possible options.
When not crunching numbers or speaking with our clientele, Brittany is a mom of one who enjoys spending time cooking and playing music.
Robin graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Global Leadership, and is currently pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Finance from Eastern Washington University.
Prior to joining Car Wash Advisory, Robin worked in customer-facing roles that reinforced her problem solving and adaptability skills before transitioning into banking and finance, where she gained consulting experience. She is driven by fostering genuine, productive relationships with clients while keeping their interests at the core and heart of her work.
In true Pacific Northwest fashion, Robin enjoys outdoor recreation in her off-time. Hiking, kayaking, and paddle boarding are some of her favorites.
John-Michael applies his capital markets and entrepreneurial experience to execute diversified transactions, including M&A, equity, and debt financings. He has transaction experience across a range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, specialty manufacturing, cannabis, and software.
Prior to joining CWA, John-Michael worked at Capital Canada as an Investment Banking Associate, leading their M&A team through various niche transactions. He also spent a total of 5 years between Scotiabank in their Derivative Product Group and was a Consultant at Forum Equity Partners in their Private Equity Team.
He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) with honours from Ryerson University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), with a specialization in Finance, from the Schulich School of Business.
John-Michael has been involved in more than $550 million of principal transaction value.
Vilma is Harry’s right hand when it comes to everything and is a truly integral part of Car Wash Advisory as a Company.
Vilma has over 20 years of experience in assisting C-Level Executives and leading multinationals. Proven track record of maintaining relationships, creative problem solving, resourcefulness and exceeding tasks at hand. An action-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal, technical, communication and organizational skills. Flexible and versatile individual. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Thrive in deadline-driven environments.
Vilma was born and raised in sunny South Florida. She is married and mom to a little boy. During her free time, Vilma enjoys any water related sports or just simply hanging out at home with her family.
Car Wash Advisory is an M&A advisory firm that focuses exclusively on car washes. At our core, we’re a car wash broker. We sell car washes for owners, as well as advise those looking to enter or expand in the industry through acquisitions.
Our clientele spans the entire universe of the car wash market. There is
no deal too small, nor too big. Although selective in the clientele we
represent and advise, there are no “hard” criteria for us.
We will sell a single self-serve doing $200K in revenue, and we’ll sell a portfolio package of twenty car washes collectively producing $19MM in revenue. What’s important to us isn’t the size of the deal, but our ability to facilitate meaningful transactions and deliver a service and end result to our clients that we stand confident in as being head and shoulders above what otherwise could have been provided by another broker or advisor.
Car Wash Advisory was built after being exposed to the intermediaries in
the car wash industry and being rather disappointed in the values held by
many of those involved. We take our values and principles very seriously
and won’t sacrifice them for the world.
You can always count on us to take pride in our honesty, transparency, and professionalism. We take what we do very seriously. Our results and client testimonials reflect such.