An Interview With Troy Caruso

Radium2 Capital Inc. is an organization that helps businesses raise funding of up to $1,000,000 for their enterprises. Not only does Radium2 Capital help them to raise capital, it also offers flexible repayment solutions. Located in Bay Shore, New York, Radium2 Capital services a number of industries including retailers, small office businesses, construction and manufacturing industries. Troy Caruso has been the President of Radium2 Capital since 2015. He also heads up many other organizations including iAdvance Now,, US Energy Technologies LLC.

Radium2 Capital attributes much of its success today to its commitment to building strong relationships with their customers. The company also believes in using cutting edge technology such as a proprietary underwriting platform and a hassle-free application process that can provide clients with a decision as soon as possible. In many cases, clients can receive same-day approval and funding.

Caruso was recently named the 2017 Man of the Year by Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. He received the honor at the organization’s annual charity award dinner held earlier this month and he and the team at Radium2 used the event as a chance to raise more than $500,000 for charity.

Interview Q&A with Troy Caruso

What are your favorite books and films?

When I have the time to read a good book, I like to read the new business books or re-read books I’ve read before.  My favorite book is “The Men, The Mission and Me” by Pete Blaber, which is based on military concepts, but some of the lessons also apply for anyone in leadership positions. What I have learned from reading is to always listen to the person on the ground.  At Radium2 Capital, we focus on paying attention to the needs of our clients and listening to their opinions so that we are aware of the challenges they are facing. My favorite film is Gladiator because it’s very entertaining. I love Russel Crowe’s character. Raging Bull is a close second.

What’s the best career advice you’ve received?

I was once told that business ideas are worth nothing and that it takes the right team and business strategy to become successful.  Execution is very important and many entrepreneurs get this wrong. You need to act on an idea to get it running and then figure out the rest later.

What do you love most about working in your industry?

I love helping small businesses get off the ground.  Funding can be tough to come by and not all companies are built from scratch.  Many of them require some assistance. I also enjoy reaching out to businesses that we’ve helped in the past and catching up with them to see how they are doing.  Seeing successful clients that have been able to meet their goals reassures me that we’re doing good thing at Radium2 Capital.

What motivates you every day?

Radium2 Capital aims to be at the forefront of helping businesses in need.  Whether it’s our clients, the families of our employees or the larger community around us, I try to share the importance of giving back to those that have helped us get where we are today. My motivation comes from seeing someone smile whom we’ve helped out.  I never take anything for granted and I make it a habit to be grateful for everything that our company has accomplished.