Formed in 2016, the Pebble Beach chapter is located in an area rich in natural resources and beauty. The area is considered by many as a working definition of paradise.
Unlike other Keiretsu Forum chapters worldwide, Pebble Beach will meet quarterly under the leadership of Keiretsu Forum Founder/CEO Randy Williams and Dr. Fred Cohen with a focus on reviewing global, curated deal flow. Dr. Cohen, is President of the Keiretsu Pebble Beach Chapter, and a globally recognized expert in the field of cyber security. He regularly leads comprehensive Due Diligence teams, reviews scores of Series A and B companies every year, and leads the Keiretsu Forum Global Secure Cyber Committee.
The Pebble Beach chapter will include members from Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Aptos, Santa Cruz, Big Sur, and the Salinas Valley. Monterey Bay is the nation’s language learning capital, with the Defense Language Institute, the AT&T Language Line, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Cal State’s Monterey Bay Center for Intensive Language and Culture. The University of California at Santa Cruz and California State University, Monterey Bay are nearby.
The Monterey Bay is a protected wildlife refuge and home to hundreds of millions of dollars of annual marine science research including the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It has a wide diversity of some of the rarest species of ocean life on the planet including sea otters, is on the migration path for whales which can be seen spouting and splashing from the shore and homes in the area, has sustainable fisheries, and some of the best restaurants anywhere. Pebble Beach is located in the Del Monte Forest, also a protected forest area, and hosts an annual wine and food festival, the AT&T Pro Am Gulf tournament, Automotive week, an annual Bach festival, and many other simlar unique events.
Silicon Valley, in the southern San Francisco Bay Area, is a two hour drive, and is home to hundreds of start-up and global technology companies, with Google, Apple, and Facebook among the most prominent.
Dr. Fred Cohen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org