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

Cory Anderson

Cory Anderson

Glenn Brumage

Glenn Brumage

Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen

Donna Derosiers

Donna Derosiers

Bert Fenenga

Bert Fenenga

Jeran Fraser

Jeran Fraser

Gene Hirschkoff

Gene Hirschkoff

Paul June

Paul June

Jesse Langley

Jesse Langley

Michael Luther

Michael Luther

Chip Martoccia

Chip Martoccia

Hartley Miller

Hartley Miller

John OldenBurg

John OldenBurg

Jeff PEterson

Jeff PEterson

Mark Schmid

Mark Schmid

Bryan Smeltzer

Bryan Smeltzer

Cam Stephens

Cam Stephens

Marie Strutmann

Marie Strutmann

Steve Tully

Steve Tully

Patrick Wade

Patrick Wade

Jim Woodman

Jim Woodman


Jarrod Barker

Jarrod Barker

Reid Carr

Reid Carr

Vicki Dallas

Vicki Dallas

Lauren Diaz

Lauren Diaz

Tim Fitzpatrick

Tim Fitzpatrick

Alison Gerlach

Alison Gerlach

John Hoeflich

John Hoeflich

Larry Kesslin

Larry Kesslin

Billy Lister

Billy Lister

Carlos Maldonado

Carlos Maldonado

Allen Mckay

Allen Mckay

Craig Misrach

Craig Misrach

PEter Osullivan

PEter Osullivan

John Riley

John Riley

Dana Shertz

Dana Shertz

Kevin Smoker

Kevin Smoker

Susannah Stewart

Susannah Stewart

Tracy Sundlun

Tracy Sundlun

Marcus Valdivia

Marcus Valdivia

angela Watts

angela Watts

Norm Zwail

Norm Zwail


Paul Brown

Paul Brown

JIM CHASE

JIM CHASE

Ken Derrett

Ken Derrett

Howard Farfel

Howard Farfel

Pierce Flynn

Pierce Flynn

Stephanie Hess

Stephanie Hess

Mike Irwin

Mike Irwin

Howard Kosick

Howard Kosick

Brandon Lowery

Brandon Lowery

Steve Mariucci

Steve Mariucci

Alex McKean

Alex McKean

Jonathan Muenkel

Jonathan Muenkel

Bryan Pate

Bryan Pate

Dana Rowley

Dana Rowley

Mike Sick

Mike Sick

Nik Souris

Nik Souris

Pascal Stolz

Pascal Stolz

Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas

Shekhar Vyas

Shekhar Vyas

RAPHAEL WeiSHAUPT

RAPHAEL WeiSHAUPT