Peter Seidler's Bio
Peter Seidler is the Managing Partner of the holding company that owns the San Diego Padres and its related assets and is the lead investor in the ballclub. He currently sits on Major League Baseball’s Ownership Committee and Investment Committee. The Padres' ownership group has made a long-term commitment to San Diego, with a focus on three primary priorities: (1) Winning Baseball, (2) Exceptional and Memorable Family-Friendly Fan Experience at Petco Park and (3) Community Leadership and a commitment to positive, sustainable contributions throughout San Diego. Padres ownership can be described simply as consistent supporters of the great San Diego community and passionate, hard-working leaders committed to building a respected and significant MLB ballclub.
Seidler is a founder and Managing Partner of Seidler Equity Partners ("SEP"), a family-oriented private equity fund that provides capital and management support to growing entrepreneurial companies across the United States. SEP was established in 1993 and manages equity capital with a market value of approximately $2 Billion. SEP has backed proven entrepreneurs with strategic support and equity capital in a variety of industries including: health/fitness, advertising, scuba diving/recreation, printing equipment, children's clothing and other products. The firm's philosophy is to apply a long-term and patient strategic approach in helping entrepreneurs and the companies they have founded and built continue on a path of success, job creation and excellence.
Seidler and his wife, Sheel, focus their philanthropic activities on health and medical matters. They are active with the San Diego Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The American Cancer Society, The Turning Point Home (a San Diego facility dedicated to treating young women with addiction-related diseases), and various health and wellness initiatives at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Peter currently works closely with key San Diego business leaders on projects designed to reverse and significantly improve the city's homeless problem. Seidler is a member of the Board of Trustees and chairs the Student Affairs Committee at The University of San Diego. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), an independent nonprofit medical research organization in La Jolla, CA.
Seidler earned a Bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.