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