Joe Torcaso ?11

Joseph Torcaso ’11

  • Director of Major Gifts
Email Address:
Office location:
Lentz Hall 408B


Joe graduated from Carthage in 2011, majoring in finance and economics. After graduation, he worked for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where he became the chief investigator for the CBOE Stock Exchange. His main responsibility was to conduct high-profile trading investigations into potential market violations.

Born and raised in Kenosha, he moved back to the area in 2015 and managed enterprise risk at a local bank. In 2020, he returned “home” to Carthage and joined the advancement team.

Joe resides in Kenosha with his wife Audrey ’12, son Santino, and their two dogs, Mario and Luigi.


  • Bachelor of Arts, finance and economics — Carthage College
  • M.B.A candidate (’24) — Marquette University

Main responsibilities at Carthage

  • Develop philanthropic connections through engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with alumni and friends of the College.

Other interests?

Joe’s an avid golfer, and is interested in trading stocks/options.