Our investment managers have extensive hands-on experience in chemistry, optics, electronics and energy. We are supported by a strategic advisory board and a global network of value-added partners.
Ken Pearlman, CFA
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Ken Pearlman's 30 years of experience includes research and investments in materials, chemicals, electronics and technology industries. Prior to co-founding Oceanshore , he managed private equity investment activities for Firsthand Capital, where he focused on early stage deals in semiconductors and green technology. Before that, Ken was with CIBC World Markets, where he was Executive Director of Semiconductor Research. While at CIBC, he achieved the distinction of becoming one of the Wall Street Journal's All-Star Analysts in 1999 and 2000.
Prior to joining CIBC, Ken's semiconductor research experience included tenures at Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc.; Robertson, Stephens & Company; and Dataquest. Ken's technology industry experience includes eight years in engineering positions at Raychem Corporation, 3M Company, and Exxon Office Systems. He holds two patents.
Ken has a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California at Riverside and a master's degree in business administration from Santa Clara University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He currently serves on the boards of Crystal Solar, EnerVault and Lumiette, and works with the team evaluating new technologies and developing industry relations. Previously, he led early rounds and sat on the boards of Confluence Solar, Global Locate, Silicon Genesis, Solaicx, and SoloPower.