Congratulations to Motion Partners Senior Associate Billy Lister III for winning the Bronze medal in the 2018 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup Time Trials in Oostende, Belgium!!

General Partners

Kevin Hell

Experienced growth-stage CEO with a proven track record building both public and private high-technology companies across the entire life cycle, from Series A through IPO and operations as a public company.

With over 30 years of operational experience, Kevin was the CEO of DivX (NASDAQ: DIVX), the Chairman of EvoNexus (San Diego’s most successful high-tech incubator), and led product development for companies such as Palm and Gateway.

Kevin has extensive board experience, as well as buy-side and sell-side M&A experience totaling over $1 billion in value. He currently serves as a board member/advisor for several technology companies.

John Sarkisian

Vice Chairman & Founder of SKLZ, the innovator in Athletic Training. John was the Founding Investor and Chairman of the Board of Semtek Innovative Solutions that was acquired by Verifone.

John was the founding Investor in Brightscope and served as it’s Board Chairman. Brightscope was acquired by Strategic Insight.

With his family he founded and developed Pat and Oscar’s Restaurants, which was sold in 2001 to a public company.

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 is the Industry Chairman of San Diego Sports Innovators.

Robert "Sully" Sullivan

Venture Capital and Investment Banking since 1989, Sully has assisted with capital formation and business growth – often leading to an IPO and/or successful exit.

Raised over $350M over his career for several emerging companies, including,, (acquired by E*TRADE), Virtual Technology Corp., and Lucas Energy.

Sully is also an American television and radio personality heard and seen daily in over 70M television homes, 150 radio stations and in 175 countries for 20 years.


Billy Lister III

Billy is a U.S. Paralympian and competed in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 on TeamUSA for Paralympic Cycling. He is a multiple World Championships medalist and multi-National Champion in both Road & Track Cycling.

Experienced career in International Trade and Finance markets.  A devoted spokesperson for the Challenged Athletes Foundation in San Diego and the American Heart Association.

Billy is a stroke survivor from a diagnosed rare Brain abnormality. He underwent a life-saving surgery at age 16 that caused a slow & regressive stroke, leaving him paralyzed on his left side.

Advisory Board

Beaver Theodosakis

Founder of prAna, sold to Columbia Sportswear

George Foussianes

Managing Director Foros, former Managing Director Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan & HSBC

Bill Walton

NBA Hall of Fame

Fred Gerson

Former CFO of the San Diego Padres

Reggie Jackson

Baseball Hall of Fame

Bob Rief

Former President Nike Golf, CEO Sanuk,
President Reef Footwear

Dave Nash

Founder of Sun Diego Sports Retail Chain

Jeffrey Wolfe

Co-Founder Crowdrise, Moosejaw

Robert Wolfe

Co-Founder Crowdrise, Moosejaw

Steve Stoloff

Founder of VAVi Sports

Dana Shertz

Former SVP Sales & Marketing, Callaway, President/COO, MacGregor

Marco Thompson

Co-Founder & Board Member, EvoNexus
Founder & Board Member, SDSI
Managing Partner, Express Ventures

Michael Marckx

Former CEO, SPY Optic

Michael Brower

Former CFO Gunnar Optiks,
EVP/GM Odyssey Golf

Carl Thomas

CRO Hookit, Former CMO,
EVP/GM Sportsworld Media Group

Denise Lee Yohn

Global branding expert,
Best-selling author,

Reid Carr

President & CEO,
Red Door Interactive

Danny DeMichele

Founder/CEO Elevated,
Founder Quiverr &

Award winning creative agency

We are building for tomorrow because tomorrow is the future and we want to make a contribution to the wonderful digital age that is awaiting us.