He attended Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, New York, graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
McKeon began his career at First Boston Corporation in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group, later becoming a director In 1992, he founded Veritas Capital, a private equity firm based in New York specializing in intelligence, information-technology and defense-industry investments. McKeon supported his alma maters, including Albertus Magnus High School, and served on the board of trustees at Fordham University.
In 2005, he established The McKeon Fellowship Fund for Military Personnel at Harvard University.
Mr. McKeon was appointed by the Governor of Connecticut to serve as Chairman of the state"s Health and Educational Facilities Authority, a public authority that finances hospitals and universities in Connecticut. He was also an avid art and book collector, and an enthusiastic painter.
He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he endowed The Robert B. McKeon Endowment Series on Military Strategy and Leadership.