Joshua Kwicinski

I'm a Global Corporate Strategist and Management Consultant with 10+ years of experience leading teams that advise Fortune 500 companies and senior federal policy makers on critical strategic issues, especially those involving cross-border partnerships. I work with global C-Suite executives and Boards of Directors to negotiate, restructure, and govern material strategic deals across software, fintech, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, high-tech manufacturing, and other industries.

Washington, DC
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Water Street Partners                                    Senior Director (Jan 2017 - Present)            Director (Jan 2015 - Jan 2017)                      Senior Consultant (Jan 2012 - Jan 2015)    Consultant (Oct 2010 - Jan 2012)  

Management consultant with progressively increasing responsibility developing clients and leading teams to negotiate, restructure, and better govern and manage hundreds of cross-border JVs, strategic alliances, and other complex partnerships. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Managing and mentoring multi-disciplinary teams of junior consultants to build client-ready materials across 70+ engagements
  • Developing partnership strategies and partner relationship plans in 20+ countries
  • Developing and deploying partnership negotiation strategies and tactics
  • Drafting creative deal terms to resolve deal gaps in over $100BN of cross-border partnerships 
  • Coaching C-suite executives on best practices in governing and managing partnerships
  • Demonstrating thought leadership by converting lessons learned into 25+ published papers, tools, and guides
  • Identifying business opportunities, developing proposals, and winning new clients

Taylor Investment Bank / Regent Group, Senior Associate (Jun 2009 - Oct 2010) 

Supported buy- and sell-side M&A transactions, debt and equity financing, and acquisition target searches. Advised clients on strategies for acquiring hard-to-get assets and selling under-performing assets. Also generated buyer/seller profiles, valuation analyses, and deal stories for potential transactions. 

Select transactions worked include:
  • $10MM financing round for early-stage cancer therapeutic
  • $30MM sale of manufacturing plant
  • $500MM debt financing for luxury automaker

Defense Intelligence Agency,                      Intelligence Officer (May 2006 - Jun 2009)

Responsible for monitoring and assessing foreign capabilities to develop, produce, and employ biological weapons. Produced finished reporting on foreign bio-warfare threats and presented to Combatant Commanders, Department of Defense officials, and senior White House policymakers. Contributed to National Intelligence Estimates and the Presidential Daily Brief.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Master of Arts in Business Administration - 2016

Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service - 2006

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