Keith R.P. Warner, President of Highland Water LLC in Denver, Colorado, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF). The appointment was announced by Richard R.P. Warner, M.D., Medical Director of the Foundation, who said, “I am delighted that CCF’s Board of Directors has selected my son for the position of CEO. The Foundation was founded by my family and patients in the late 1960s to enable me to continue my research on this rare cancer. With Keith Warner’s appointment, the legacy of the Foundation will continue. His background in business and administration makes him the ideal CEO for the fifth decade and beyond of The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation.”
According to Keith Warner, “I am personally committed to changing the statistic that over 90% of all carcinoid/NET patients are initially incorrectly diagnosed and treated for the wrong disease. We must bring greater awareness to these rare cancers as we all look towards the day there is a cure for carcinoid/NET patients. I am very excited about the future of The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation as we work with carcinoid/NET patients, the medical and healthcare communities, corporations and foundations, and our Board of Directors.”
An entrepreneur, Mr. Warner has founded or acquired a number of companies ranging from the wine industry to management consulting. Since 2004 he has been President of Highland Water LLC, a supplier of industrial, commercial, and water treatment systems. He founded Strategicore Consulting, for which he provided extensive management consulting services to various technology, product, and service companies, including Pristine Health, a venture capital group; All Star Kids Fitness Center; and Stassen North America, a private label tea/herb manufacturer. He was Co-Founder and President of the Rocky Mountain Spice Company, a spice importer/food manufacturer, and Co-Founder and Vice President of Ready Care Industries, a distributor/manufacturer of locker room beauty care products. He has also worked for a Wall Street money management firm and in commercial real estate.
Mr. Warner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in marketing and finance, from Boston University, with national honors recognition.