John Sarkisian, CEO of SKLZ, sits in front of the company’s inventors’ wall, which recognizes independent inventors whose designs have led to products that the company sells.

John Sarkisian, CEO of SKLZ, sits in front of the company’s inventors’ wall, which recognizes independent inventors whose designs have led to products that the company sells. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

Carlsbad-based SKLZ has grown in 12 years from a single-product company — with a training gadget called the Hit-A-Way for perfecting one’s baseball swing — into a $72 million business offering 300 training products in multiple sports...

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