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Ken Weixel

Managing Partner, Deloitte LLP

Ken Weixel started his career with Deloitte in 1980 and joined the San Diego office as managing partner in 2014 from the Columbus, Ohio, office. Weixel has concentrated on health care providers, health plans and life sciences companies. Previously, he served as managing partner of the life sciences and health care practices in Ohio and Los Angeles, along with the Central and Western regions. He spent three years building and leading the LS&HC transaction services group that serves strategic and financial buyers. In 2015, he was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by United Way of San Diego. He also serves on the Biocom board and is a member of The Century Club.

ALMA MATER: Capital University, Columbus, Ohio

CHALLENGES: Losing a daughter three weeks before her 21st birthday.

FUN FACT: He has read nearly every presidential biography. “They are fascinating books.”

AFTER HOURS: Playing competitive amateur golf.

BUCKET LIST: Play at Augusta National.

FAVORITE: “Rosina’s, because Rosina is a piece of work!”