Every year, SDSI Mentors donate over 1600 hours of time to helping Sports, Active Lifestyle and Healthy living companies scale, pivot and grow.  Our mentors are an altruistic group of executives that recognize the help they received throughout their career and want to pay it forward.

Our mentors are CEOs, CFOs, Directors, Managers, Founders and Consultants, all with deep ties to sports and healthy living.  In a city like San Diego, business advice isn’t hard to find.  But finding the years of experience and entrepreneurial know-how that applies to your business and your industry can be.  Fortunately for the active among us, SDSI exists to support the industry and community we all love.


Are you or someone you know looking to share your knowledge and experience?  Do you have a passion for sports and healthy living, and want to give back?  Contact us about becoming an SDSI mentor

A you part of a growing company looking for strategic guidance?  Find out more about how you can apply to be paired with a team of mentors, tailored specifically to your business needs.


MASTER BUSINESS ADVISORS

Beaver Theodosakis

Founder of prAna, Co-Founder of Spy Optics

Bryan Pate

CEO, ElliptiGO Inc.

Dana Shertz

Principal at Contineo Ventures

John Sarkisian

Founder and Vice Chairman SKLZ

Mike Irwin

Founder Bottle Rocket Advisors


For a fellow entrepreneur looking to gain access to mentors that are willing to dedicate their time, instill their knowledge and open up their Rolodex, SDSI is a must. Anyone that goes through the SDSI Mentoring Program will have much more intimate knowledge with every aspect of their business plan after sharing it with people whose opinions are honest and educated.
— David Bronkie, Co-Founder, Arcade Belts. 2013 SDSI Accelerator Graduate

Accelerator Mentors

  Corey Anderson

Corey Anderson

  Glenn Brumage

Glenn Brumage

  Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen

  Donna Derosiers

Donna Derosiers

  Bert Fenenga

Bert Fenenga

  Crystal Hilsley

Crystal Hilsley

  Mike Irwin

Mike Irwin

  Howard Kosick

Howard Kosick

  Brandon Lowery

Brandon Lowery

  Alex McKean

Alex McKean

  Hartley Miller

Hartley Miller

  John OldenBurg

John OldenBurg

  Jeff PEterson

Jeff PEterson

  Dana Shertz

Dana Shertz

  Nik Souris

Nik Souris

  Pascal Stolz

Pascal Stolz

  JAMES THOMPSON

JAMES THOMPSON

  Shekhar Vyas

Shekhar Vyas

  Jim Woodman

Jim Woodman


  Jarrod Barker

Jarrod Barker

  Reid Carr

Reid Carr

  Vicki Dallas

Vicki Dallas

  Lauren Diaz

Lauren Diaz

  Tim Fitzpatrick

Tim Fitzpatrick

  Gene Hirschkoff

Gene Hirschkoff

  Paul June

Paul June

  Jesse Langley

Jesse Langley

  Michael Luther

Michael Luther

  Steve Mariucci

Steve Mariucci

  Craig Misrach

Craig Misrach

  PEter Osullivan

PEter Osullivan

  Dana Rowley

Dana Rowley

  Mike Sick

Mike Sick

  Cam Stephens

Cam Stephens

  Tracy Sundlun

Tracy Sundlun

  Steve Tully

Steve Tully

  angela Watts

angela Watts


  Paul Brown

Paul Brown

  JIM CHASE

JIM CHASE

  Ken Derrett

Ken Derrett

  Howard Farfel

Howard Farfel

  Jeran Fraser

Jeran Fraser

  John Hoeflich

John Hoeflich

  Larry Kesslin

Larry Kesslin

  Billy Lister

Billy Lister

  Carlos Maldonado

Carlos Maldonado

  Chip Martoccia

Chip Martoccia

  Jonathan Muenkel

Jonathan Muenkel

  Bryan Pate

Bryan Pate

  Mark Schmid

Mark Schmid

  Bryan Smeltzer

Bryan Smeltzer

  Susannah Stewart

Susannah Stewart

  Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas

  Marcus Valdivia

Marcus Valdivia

  RAPHAEL WeiSHAUPT

RAPHAEL WeiSHAUPT

  Norm Zwail

Norm Zwail