The Chairmen’s RoundTable Teams Up with San Diego Sport Innovators

Partnership increases access to CRT mentorship and expertise for local sport-based companies.

San Diego, CA, July 21, 2011 --( The Chairmen’s RoundTable (CRT), a San Diego non-profit organization that provides pro-bono mentoring and strategic advice to San Diego businesses, announced today a strategic alliance with San Diego Sport Innovators (SDSI).

CRT’s more than 40 current and former CEOs and 20 sponsor organizations have teamed up with SDSI to help foster San Diego's vibrant sports economy through innovative programs and services.

“SDSI is proud, fortunate and excited to become partners with the Chairmen’s RoundTable. Their proven and long running success in mentoring companies is extremely impressive and inspirational,” said Bill Walton, Executive Chairman of SDSI. “With this agreement, SDSI members will now have another invaluable tool to help them succeed in today’s competitive economic climate.”

“The sports economy in San Diego has quickly become a significant piece of our region’s business innovation community, and we want to do our part to help it grow even further,” said Dave Cox, Chairman of the CRT. “SDSI provides an impressive support structure to these companies, and CRT’s free consulting services are a perfect complement to the programs. This partnership makes perfect sense for the regional sports industry, and we’re honored to lend an active hand in its continued development, one company at a time!”

As part of their agreement, CRT and SDSI will actively cross-promote each other’s capabilities to companies within the Southern California sports innovation market with the intent on partnering to support specific organizations that are looking for assistance to assure long-standing, profitable growth. This agreement marks the seventh such partnership CRT has engaged with other San Diego-based organizations, including BIOCOM, Cal State San Marcos, CONNECT, Corporate Directors Forum, Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), and the Entrepreneurial Management Center.

About San Diego Sports Innovators
As a non-profit, business accelerating, trade organization, SDSI connects and drives the growth of Southern California's vibrant sports economy by offering innovative programs and services for start-ups, mature companies and service providers. The organization offers mentoring, education and capital funding opportunities for start-ups; best practice collaboration, access to new technology and public policy advocacy for mature companies; as well as deal flow to our service providers and the Southern California Investment Community.

About Chairmen’s RoundTable
The Chairmen’s RoundTable is a non-profit volunteer organization comprised of more than 40 current and former Chief Executive Officers and 20 sponsor organizations with extensive board experience and diverse industry backgrounds. CRT mentors provide businesses in San Diego County priceless business advice and mentorship without compensation as a way of giving back to the community. CRT’s well-defined mentoring program is ideal for small to mid-sized companies at a strategic crossroad that are looking to gain an outside perspective on key business issues. To date, more than 250 local companies have benefited from CRT’s mentorship. For more information and to read about past client successes, please visit

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