The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

John Sarkisian

Partner, Motion Venture Fund

John Sarkisian is a partner in Motion Venture Fund, a hyper-focused fund targeting sports and active lifestyle companies, which was founded in 2017. Sarkisian is also managing partner of Encontro gastropub in North Park, and founded SKLZ, a $72 million business offering 300 training products for multiple sports that was sold in 2018. Sarkisian previously served as CEO of the Oscar’s restaurant chain that his family founded in 1991. He was also a founding investor and board member of BrightScope Inc., now part of Strategic Insight. He is industry chairman of the San Diego Sport Innovators.

ALMA MATER

University of Michigan