Randal J. Kirk

Founder at Third Security LLC

Randal J. Kirk

Randal J. Kirk

Founder at Third Security LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Medistem, Inc.
Third Security LLC
New River Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

852

Primary Location

Radford, VA

Number of Boards

19

Birthday

1954 - Pleasanton, CA, United States

Age

66

Number of Awards

14

Estimated Net Worth

$3.4B

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Krystal Biotech, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel at Third Security LLC

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Executive Dean at University of Vermont

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Managing Director at Third Security LLC

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Managing Director & Controller at Third Security LLC

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Founder at Precigen, Inc.

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Managing Director & Associate General Counsel at Third Security LLC

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Chief Legal Officer at Precigen, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Benson Hill, Inc.

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Managing Director & Treasurer at Third Security LLC

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Managing Director at Third Security LLC

Third Security invests in emerging technology companies located in the United States. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of life-sciences and communications technology. The firm makes investments in both public as well as private companies and provides financing for seed and later-stage capital requirements.

Education
J.D
Class of 1979

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

BA in Business
Class of 1976

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of approximately 9,400 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs.

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The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

Career History
Head, Intrexon Health
2008 - Current

Precigen, Inc. is a biotechnology company, which engages in the research and development of synthetic biology technologies. It focuses on programming biological systems to alleviate disease, remediate environmental challenges, and provide sustainable food and industrial chemicals. The product pipeline includes Isobutanol, Isobutyraldehyde, Farnesene, and Isoprene. The company was founded by Thomas David Reed in 1998 and is headquartered in Germantown, MD.

Founder
1999 - Current

Third Security invests in emerging technology companies located in the United States. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of life-sciences and communications technology. The firm makes investments in both public as well as private companies and provides financing for seed and later-stage capital requirements.

President
Current

Medistem, Inc. is focused on developing therapies for treating serious diseases and conditions using the natural regenerative properties of stem cells. Endometrial Regenerative Cell possess specialized abilities to stimulate new blood vessel growth and can differentiate into lung, liver, heart, brain, bone, cartilage, fat and pancreatic tissue. The company was founded by Neil H. Riordan in October 2005, and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2008

Talkflow Systems LLC provides business communication management software. Its software enables organizations to take incoming irregular communications in any form, understand the communications on an organizational level, route the communication properly and to tie in with 'downstream' applications such as CRM packages and workflow processes. The company is headquartered in Radford, VA.

Chairman
2002 - 2011

Clinical Data, Inc. manufactured and distributed scientific instruments used in clinical and analytical laboratories. The company was founded in 1972 and was headquartered in Newton, MA.

Member, Board of Directors
2001 - 2006

Howe & Rusling mainly offers large-cap equity and intermediate fixed income investment management strategies. The firm researches security selection, and tactical asset class and sector allocations. They assist clients with some financial planning and on occasion use outside asset managers and ETFs, but their primary focus is on security selection.Howe & Rusling has three main equity strategies: Core Equity, Equity Income and Concentrated Equity. Their Core Equity portfolio is a diversified portfolio of approximately 30 large-cap equities. The firm's Equity Income portfolio is a portfolio of approximately 30 higher dividend equities, intended for clients looking to increase their portfolio income, or reduce their portfolio volatility. Howe & Rusling's Concentrated Equity portfolio is a non-diversified portfolio holding 6 to 8 of their core equity positions, intended for smaller and more aggressive investors.Howe & Rusling's fixed income analysts use a combination of macroeconomic analysis & forecasting, proprietary modeling, sector-specific research, and financial reporting analysis. All securities are considered based on their yield to maturity, risk/reward profile, their liquidity, their optionality, and how they fit into each portfolio. The firm's primary fixed income expertise is in the Treasury, Agency, Investment Grade Corporate, Municipal, and Agency Mortgage Backed sectors.

Member, Board of Visitors
2009 - 2012

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

Member, Board of Directors
2007 - 2010
Member, Board of Visitors
2003 - 2009

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of approximately 9,400 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs.

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$1M
1999

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of approximately 9,400 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs.

Political Donations
$2,800
2019
$2,600
2019
$2,700
2018
Transactions
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Precigen, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Precigen, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Precigen, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Precigen, Inc. is a biotechnology company, which engages in the research and development of synthetic biology technologies. It focuses on programming biological systems to alleviate disease, remediate environmental challenges, and provide sustainable food and industrial chemicals. The product pipeline includes Isobutanol, Isobutyraldehyde, Farnesene, and Isoprene. The company was founded by Thomas David Reed in 1998 and is headquartered in Germantown, MD.

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Synthetic Biologics, Inc. is a clinical stage company, which engages in the development of therapeutics to preserve the microbiome to protect and restore the health of patients. Its product portfolio includes SYN-010 and SYN-004. The SYN-010, which is intended to reduce the impact of methane-producing organisms in the gut microbiome to treat an underlying cause of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. The SYN-004, which is designed to protect the gut microbiome from the effects of certain commonly used intravenous (IV) antibiotics for the prevention of C. difficile infection, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, and the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. The company was founded by Steven H. Kanzer in January 2001 and is headquartered in Rockville, MD.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #564
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #403
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #94
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
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