Ken Deemer has spent his career coaching and mentoring entrepreneurial leaders. As an executive coach, he works with leaders and teams to help them achieve breakthrough performance. As a venture capitalist, he has more than 25 years of experience investing in and serving on the boards of several dozen companies where he has advised the CEOs on strategy and leadership. Ken served as General Partner of Interven Partners and was Co-Founder, Chairman, and President of the Tech Coast Angels, (www.techcoastangels.com), one of the largest and most active angel investor groups in the country.
As a philanthropist, Ken co-founded and served as Chairman of Los Angeles Social Venture Partners (www.lasvp.org) a group of business professionals who contribute their time, money, and expertise to help nonprofits expand their capacity and impact. He serves on the boards of Environmental Charter Schools and the Los Angeles Center of Photography and is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Manhattan Beach.
Earlier in his career, he was a co-founder of a direct marketing company, marketing manager of a computer peripherals company and a systems engineer with Hughes Aircraft Company.
Mr. Deemer holds BS degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA, with distinction, from Carnegie-Mellon University. He holds coaching certifications (PCC) from the Co-Active Coaches Training Institute and Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching and a Directors’ Training Certification from UCLA. His wife, Candy, is an author and executive coach. They have three sons.