Founder and Principal Emeritus
Jim Kupel has helped build businesses, organizations, and brands across a wide variety of sectors including financial services, accounting, manufacturing, insurance, technology, community health, and healthcare. His experience includes work with venture-funded startups and fast growing non-profits, as well as large public companies and governments. By translating data and research into successful strategies, sustainable programs, and award-winning communications, he has helped demonstrably improve the health of people, communities, and businesses.
His healthcare client list includes academic medical centers, community hospital systems, long-term care facilities, primary care practices, safety net health centers, specialty physician groups, behavioral health systems, payers, and purchasers.
Prior to co-founding Crescendo, Jim was director of the Growth Management Consulting Division at Baker Newman & Noyes, one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in New England. He also co-founded and served as president of Commonwealth Marketing and Development.
Jim has written numerous articles and two books and has been a national speaker on planning, marketing, customer relationship management, strategy, market research, and collaboration. He has a BA in philosophy and English from the Honors College of the University of Oregon. Currently, he is on the board of directors of Camp Ketcha.