Joseph L. Falkson
Senior Managing Director
Mr. Falkson is a co-founder of NAC, and manages all aspects of its day-to-day operations. Mr. Falkson leads NAC’s tribal financial services consulting; specifically, linking tribes to Federal financing programs such as the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the US Department of the Treasury. He has linked several tribes to loan and loan guarantee programs at the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Department of the Interior. He regularly works with tribes and tribal consortia on major, large-scale business ventures. Mr. Falkson established Native American Pharmaceuticals (NARx), with PharMerica as an investor and McKesson Corporation as a strategic partner. NARx served as the U.S. Indian Health Service’s prime vendor for the IHS southwest region. He also helped found – as an investor, fund raiser, and manager – four innovative health care technology companies. He served as a consultant to and board of directors’ member of PharMerica, Inc., a billion-dollar, publicly traded, institutional prescription drug distributor, acquired by Bergen Brunswig Corporation in 1999. Mr. Falkson earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan— Ann Arbor; and a B.A. in politics from Brandeis University.