Peter Seidler is the General Partner of the San Diego Padres and the lead investor in the ballclub. Peter and the Padres' ownership group have made a long-term commitment to San Diego, with a focus on (1) building a perennial championship-caliber team primarily through homegrown players, (2) providing a best-in-class, fan-friendly experience at Petco Park and (3) making a substantial, positive and lasting impact on the greater San Diego community, Seidler currently sits on Major League Baseball's Ownership Committee and Investment Committee.
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 equity capital with a market value of approximately $3 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 automotive 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 build continue on a path of success, job creation and excellence.
Peter has formed a "Tuesday Group" that meets weekly to address San Diego's homeless problem. This coalition of business, political and philanthropic leaders focuses on helping the most vulnerable segments of the homeless population. His efforts to push San Diego to "best practices" on homelessness resulted in recognition as the 2017 San Diego Public Official of the Year by the Building Owners and Managers Association, the 2017 San Diego Nice Guy of the Year, the National Conflict Resolution Center 30th Annual Peacemaker Award (2018) and the 2018 San Diego Chamber of Commerce Award for Regional Collaboration.
As a cancer survivor (Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma), Peter and his wife Sheel, focus their philanthropic activities on health and medical matters. They support numerous charities, including 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. Seidler is a member of the Board of Trustees at Sanford Bumham 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.