Focal Team

Founders

Martin Keen

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m working with my hands

Martin Keen

Co-founder + CEO

Martin is the founder and head of design. As CEO, he does whatever it takes on a daily basis, but is happiest working on the steady stream of innovative products for the company. Keeping up with his thoughts (and prototypes) is his biggest challenge, regularly leaving a trail of flotsam in his wake.

Martin is perhaps best known as the founder of KEEN Footwear. He enjoyed a long career as a footwear designer before turning to designing furniture. Martin is a graduate of the Industrial Design program at the Ohio State University. He has received numerous awards for his work and is a frequent speaker at design and entrepreneurial events. As often as he can be, Martin’s on a sailboat, bike, or paddle board. Read More

Mary Hall Keen

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m enjoying yoga in the mornings

Mary Hall Keen

Co-founder + Managing Director

As a founder, Mary has been known to do most anything at Focal, from creating website content to unloading freight to running payroll. She now mostly focuses on general management, including events, PR, HR, and brand strategy.

Mary arrived here after 20+ years running Keen Design Studio with her husband and Focal founder, Martin. Previously, she ran her own garden design firm working with clients throughout RI and MA. Mary has also served on numerous advisory boards and foundations in the arts and education, and served in elected office on the local school board. She is a graduate of Wittenberg University where she studied Art History and French. Mary enjoys photography, her new paddle board, and good food.

Leadership

Steve Kirkpatrick

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m swimming in the ocean at dawn

Steve Kirkpatrick

CFO + Head of Business Development

Matt Tedesco

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m playing with my son

Matt Tedesco

Chief Sales + Marketing Officer

Josh Kerst

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m working in my garden

Josh Kerst

EVP + Principal Ergonomist

Steve Bourdow

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m sailing lasers in heavy winds

Steve Bourdow

EVP West Coast Sales

PJ Schaffer

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m riding my bike on a cool day

PJ Schaffer

Director of Operations

Bob DeRoche

When do you
feel most energized?

When I am coaching my youth sports teams

Bob DeRoche

Director of Global Sourcing + Manufacturing

Team

Amanda Kindle

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m learning something new

Amanda Kindle

Operations Support + Customer Experience Associate

Corey Cantrell

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m hiking on the side of a mountain

Corey Cantrell

Web + E-Commerce Manager

Daniel Yellin

When do you
feel most energized?

When I start my day with a run

Daniel Yellin

Retail + Affiliate Manager

Don Roderick

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m working out after work

Don Roderick

Warehouse Associate

Jack Falvey

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m taking a morning walk

Jack Falvey

IT + Visual Content Manager

Jack Riker

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m jamming to the car radio

Jack Riker

East Coast Institutional Sales

Jason Wu

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m sipping a hot cup of tea

Jason Wu

Project Engineer

John Londono

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m playing pool

John Londono

Warehouse Associate

Lynne Acquaro

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m swimming laps in the pool

Lynne Acquaro

Accountant

Molly Adair

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m running along Rhode Island’s riverside trails

Molly Adair

Creative + Communications Manager

Maria Cordero

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m playing basketball in the park

Maria Cordero

Warehouse Associate

Megan Shearer

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m kickboxing

Megan Shearer

Shipping + Logistics Coordinator

Melissa Carrier

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m playing dress-up with my two girls.

Melissa Carrier

Social Media Manager

Nate Stevens

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m diving into one of Michigan’s Great Lakes

Nate Stevens

Midwest Institutional Sales

Nick Watson

When do you
feel most energized?

When I’m playing basketball after work

Nick Watson

Warehouse Supervisor

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