• Founded Pat & Oscars and Principal in Oscar’s Brewing Company
  • 1999 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for San Diego County recipient
  • Chairman of San Diego Sports innovators
  • Vice chairman of YMCA of San Diego and UCSD Board of Athletics

John Sarkisian, was the Founder and CEO of SKLZ, the innovator in Athletic Training. John was also the Founding Investor and Chairman of the Board of Semtek Innovative Solutions which developed and commercialized patented encryption technology protecting sensitive data for the credit card industry.

John was the Chairman of the Board and Founding Investor in Brightscope which developed the industry standard for measuring company 401(k) performance. With his family he founded and developed Pat and Oscar’s Restaurants which was sold in 2001 to a public company. John is active in Real Estate development and Angel Investing in San Diego County.

John was awarded the 1999 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for San Diego County. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of San Diego County and as Industry Chairman of San Diego Sports Innovators.