In the Easy Chair with Joe Keegan

In the Easy Chair with Joe Keegan



AGE: 65.

OCCUPATION: Chairman of the board of  two private companies, Nanomedical Diagnostics and Labcyte; board member at two public companies, BioTechne (Nasdaq TECH) and Interpace Diagnostics (IDXG), and three additional private companies, ArrayJet (in Scotland), Carterra, and Halo Labs.

RESIDENCE:  San Francisco.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN:  Westerly.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Vacation at the Ocean House.

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Cycling.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Leading two biotech companies where people liked to go to work: In Silicon Valley, Molecular Devices (MDCC), and ForteBio, a private venture backed company.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Raising my outstanding son, Mark.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Next up, golf at St. Andrew’s in September.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Continuous glucose monitor.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A scientist.

PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My father, the late Joseph Keegan.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: V. S. Naipaul.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: My Kindle. Currently binging on Mark Helprin.

I AM LISTENING TO: Grateful Dead.

FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Big Chill.”

LAST MOVIE WATCHED:  “Blindspotting.”

FAVORITE TV SHOW:  “Peaky Blinders.”

FAVORITE SONG: “Terrapin Station,” by the Grateful Dead.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Burgers.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: LinkedIn.

TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Persistence.

PET PEEVE: Political correctness.

FAVORITE QUOTATION:  “Showing up in 80 percent of life.”

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Ocean views.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Insulin.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I rock-climbed the east face of Mount Whitney.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Start your career in sales.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE:  Don’t give up.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Make democracy universal.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Call my family — Ann, Sheila and Deb.

I DRIVE A:  Black 2001 Mercedes 5500.

I WISH I DROVE A:  Porsche.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Sharp cheddar cheese.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE:  Albert Einstein.

IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: Wolfgang Mozart, Jerry Garcia, Joe Montana, Steph Curry, Madonna and Condaleeza Rice.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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