Joseph R. Lupica, JD, FACHEChair & Managing Principal


Joe Lupica, who leads the firm’s Affiliations practice, serves as the firm’s chair and managing principal. During his career, Lupica has served a variety of nonprofit, corporate and public-sector clients as an investment banker, attorney, and development officer.

Relevant Experience

  • President, Stroudwater Capital
  • SVP, Kidder, Peabody & Company and Vice-Chair, KP Global Markets
  • VP and Executive Director of Corporate Finance, Goldman, Sachs
  • Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs, Reagan White House
  • Partner in regional law firm



  • JD and BA, cum laude, Cornell University


Joe Lupica advises a wide variety of community, faith-based, and public sector hospitals on affiliation transactions, governance, and strategy. His healthcare consulting practice spans two decades during which his teams have produced innovative and award-winning network transformations. Importantly, he also helps leaders stand firm against ownership transactions that would not advance the vital interests of their communities.

During his Wall Street career, Lupica was Vice Chairman of KP Global Markets and President of Kidder Peabody China. Prior to joining Kidder, he was Vice President and Executive Director of Corporate Finance at Goldman Sachs. He began his career as a practicing attorney, becoming partner in a major Connecticut law firm.

Lupica served in the White House as Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs and at HUD as Special Assistant to the Secretary. He recently completed his term on the bipartisan National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, which advises the Secretary of HHS.

A nationally recognized commentator on healthcare issues, Lupica has spoken at The Governance Institute, Fortune 500 Global CEO Conference, New England Society of Healthcare Strategy, and at several universities, including Cornell, Yale, and UCLA. He has been named a Visiting Scholar by the University of Iowa, where he delivered the annual year-end lecture to its combined MHA classes for several years. Lupica has been a regular feature at Becker’s Annual Conferences and CEO Roundtables, has served on the national faculty of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has spoken at numerous state hospital association conventions.

Lupica earned his JD and BA, cum laude, from Cornell University.