Coaching and Consulting Experience
With over 30 years of experience advising CEOs and leaders, Ken Deemer has served as an executive coach to both individuals and organizations for the past 10 years. Ken specializes in working with leaders who are facing a new challenge or wanting to make a greater impact. He is also experienced in working with teams who are striving for breakthrough results.
Past coaching assignments have included coaching the CEO of a rapidly growing organization, helping him hire a new CEO, and assisting in his transition to Executive Chairman. Ken then went on to coach both the former and current CEO, as well as the senior management team. Additionally, Ken has worked with many mid-career executives as they stepped into new roles and took on greater leadership responsibilities. He has also coached teams through setting goals and executing to achieve superior results.
Ken brings a combination of business, leadership, and coaching experience to his clients. He begins by helping them understand how others see them, through formal assessments and a 360 stakeholder evaluation. This leads to clarifying their goals and the obstacles preventing them from achieving them. Together, they work on strategies, mindsets and practices to create and sustain lasting change.
Business and Career Background
Trained as an engineer, Ken has spent his career helping leaders succeed through various roles as a venture capitalist, board member, founder, leader, and executive coach. After a stint with a large aerospace company, followed by his tenure as marketing manager for a Silicon Valley startup, Ken joined Interven Partners, a venture capital firm, as a General Partner. In this capacity, he has served on more than two dozen boards of directors and as an advisor and thought partner to CEOs over a broad range of industries and technologies.
In addition to business, Ken is passionate about education and other social issues. He currently serves on the boards of a network of charter schools and an arts organization, and he is the former President of the local Rotary Club. He is also a co-founder of Los Angeles Social Venture Partners and of Tech Coast Angels, one of the largest angel investor networks in the country.
Education and Certifications
Ken earned bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from MIT and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He holds coaching certifications from the Coaches Training Institute, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching (individual and team certifications) and the Hogan Leadership Assessment.