Aegis invests in William Caruso

Aegis LLC has invested in William Caruso & Associates Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Denver-based William Caruso is a design and consultancy company. Des Hague, Centerplate’s former CEO and president, launched Aegis earlier this year.


Following the recent launch of investment and consultancy firm, AEGIS, LLC, co-founder Des Hague announced the company’s second investment in less than a month of founding; the equity position is in William Caruso & Associates, Inc, a world- renowned Denver-based design and consultancy company. AEGIS, LLC’s declared goal is to focus on start-ups, turnarounds, and business opportunities across multiple business sectors. Founded and managed by industry veteran Hague, the company provides proven know-how, capital and the ability to tap into an extensive network of executives from numerous business sectors with global expertise in driving growth and success.
“I am delighted to have invested and joined the board of William Caruso & Associates, Inc. I have known the founder, Bill Caruso, for many years and am happy that I get to work and invest alongside an icon in the industry. WC&A, Inc is a company that has vast competencies and the potential to achieve dynamic global growth in the years ahead,” comments Hague on the transaction. The investment was met with equal excitement from WC&A, Inc, an internationally recognized, independent consulting firm specializing in the planning and design of food service and laundry facilities worldwide. Caruso declared in a statement: “This is a very exciting time in the firm’s evolution. We have been doing great things for almost forty years and with the new partnership our future has never been brighter.”
About Des Hague
A renowned executive with over twenty five years of leading global public and private companies, Des Hague has established himself as an innovative thinker in the international business world. His forward-thinking approach pushes companies toward sustainable growth, granting them a position as resilient competitors within their respective industries. Hague most recently was the CEO and President of Centerplate, Inc, the largest event hospitality in North America. [ source: . Hague also serves on the boards of DVETelepresence, PING HD and the Stamford Youth Foundation along with advising on several start-up ventures.
Along with his professional projects, Des Hague contributes significant amount of time and energy to non-profit charitable work. Hague has helped raise more than $100 million over the past few years for many non-profits, including the Stamford Youth Foundation, a local organization offering multiple after-school programs for young people, and The Journey Home, a Baltimore-based Foundation fighting homelessness. Hague views AEGIS, LLC as a perfect blending of business and philanthropic activities.