Mr. French has been a venture capitalist for 50 years and has been involved in an extensive portfolio of predominately early stage national and international companies. During that period he was President of Research & Science Investors Inc. and internationally was involved in operations in China, Korea and Europe.
He has been a Director of OSI Pharmaceutical and several private companies and was a trustee of the Newport Preservation Society.
Mr. French has a BS from Yale and a JD from the Harvard Law School. His early career was in US Naval Intelligence.