CEO - Owner/Founder
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), personnel consultant (CPC), and an internet recruiter (CIR).
Mr. Lopez is a widower and was happily married for 30 years to Wilma Bellini-Lopez, from Montevideo, Uruguay. They have two children who both work at Caduceus, Nina and Carlos II. He also has 2½ grandchildren, Noah 10, Wilma 1, and Baby PEZ who is due June 2017.