Background

Joseph A. Cari Jr. is Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors of MedCap Fundamental LLC, a healthcare venture fund partnered with the Wellman Center of Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard University Medical School teaching hospital.  In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Board of the World Policy Institute, a non-partisan global think tank located in New York City.

Mr. Cari previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars (appointed by US President William Clinton).  In that capacity, he was recognized for recruiting the Honorable Lee Hamilton as President of the Center, supporting his appointment as Co-Chair of the 9-11 Commission and building bi-partisan support from the US Congress.  Mr. Cari also worked with UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke on the issue of US funding of the UN. He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Loyola Marymount University Institute on Leadership.

Until January of 2014, Mr. Cari served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Integration Capital & Trade,  an international merchant bank with offices in New York, London and the Middle East. His professional experiences include being a Senior Partner and Member of the Executive Committee of Ungaretti & Harris – a Chicago based law firm – and Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of Healthpoint, a New York based healthcare private equity firm. Additionally, Mr. Cari served as Chairman of Castellini Partners, a family office with investments in healthcare, media and technology.

Mr. Cari served as National Finance Chairman for Vice President Al Gore’s presidential race in 2000 and Special Counsel to a task force of the US Senate Judiciary Committee (appointed by then US Senator Joseph Biden).

Mr. Cari has been published by the Financial Times, World Policy Journal, the Chicago Tribune and the Beirut Daily News.  He lectures on American foreign policy and presidential politics at the Lebanese American University (Beirut) and Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles). Mr. Cari has participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos.

He received his B.A. (cum laude) and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and completed a Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University.  Mr. Cari is a widower and has a daughter, Nicole Elizabeth Cari.

RITA BAHR MEMORIAL FUND

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL

Since 2001 Mr. Cari endowed the Rita Bahr Memorial Fund which brings educational opportunities to the exceptional students of struggling nations.

This fund encourages the study of International Human Rights and provides scholarship aid for students outside of the United States to have the opportunity to study at the Notre Dame Law School.

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RITA BAHR MEMORIAL FUND

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME HOLY CROSS FATHER’S MISSION TO HAITI

In 2011 Mr. Cari endowed the Rita Bahr Memorial Fund, to the support the UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME HOLY CROSS FATHER’S MISSION TO HAITI. This fund provides healthy lunches to students the Holy Cross Father’s Grammar School in Haiti.

The Save Venice Foundation NY, New York, Member, 2011
Broadway Cares, NY, New York, Supporter, 2011

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