Thomas J. Cable has played leading roles in finance and investment firms for much of his distinguished career. He was a partner in Cable, Howse & Ragen, investment bankers (now known as Ragen Mackenzie, a division of Wells Fargo) and co-founder of Cable & Howse Ventures. With the latter firm, Cable was a founding investor in Immunex and Zymogenetics and served on those corporations’ boards of directors.
He co-founded the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) in 1981 and currently serves as vice-chair. WRF assists universities and other nonprofit research institutions in the state of Washington with commercialization of their technologies and provides support, through gifts and grants, for their scholarship and research. Cable chairs the board of PeachHealth Peace Island Medical Center on San Juan Island and serves on the board of the San Juan Island Community Foundation. He also serves as the lead independent director for Omeros Corporation.
He is past chairman of the University of Washington Foundation, co-founder and vice chairman of the Technology Alliance, and a founder of the Alliance of Angels, organizations dedicated to successful technology development by Northwest-based entrepreneurs. Cable is a former U.S. Navy submarine officer, and received his BA from Harvard University and his MBA from Stanford University.