Ted graduated with honors from U.C. Berkeley in 1994, and received his MBA from the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley in 2001. While at Cal, he majored in Resource Economics where his favorite topic was trying to quantify the value of waves. After working in sales and trading at a major investment bank, Ted Chin founded a registered investment advisory firm in 2000, where he works today. He is on the advisory board of a few small start ups and non-profits.
Living in the Bay Area, Ted surfs regularly at an unfortunately well known “secret spot” in Marin County. His godfather lives in Papeete, and that is where he first tried to learn to surf. Ted has traveled extensively throughout French Polynesia looking for the perfect wave and has seen firsthand how waves and the surrounding ecosystem can be destroyed in a short amount of time. He has made many contacts within the surf industry and counts many surf friends throughout the world including Nicaragua, South Africa, Tahiti and the Jersey Shore. He is married with two kids, who refuse to learn how to surf but bug him to buy a paddle board.