Industry News 6/30/2010

B$Z: Hall of Famer Bill Walton Brings KPMG onto SDSI Board of Directors

Hall of Famer Bill Walton Brings KPMG onto SDSI Board of Directors

Bill Walton, executive chairman of CONNECT San Diego Sport Innovators (SDSI), announced today that KPMG LLP has joined SDSI. David Down and David Fredrickson will represent the KPMG board seat on the SDSI board of directors. 

Building on CONNECT’s 25 years of world-renown success cultivating innovation, CONNECT SDSI, is dedicated to the action sports and active lifestyle innovation cluster offering innovative programs and services for start-ups, mature companies and service providers.

David Down, managing partner for KPMG LLP’s San Diego office and David Fredrickson, auditing partner of KPMG LLP’s San Diego office, will be valuable additions to the SDSI finance and auditing committee.

“KPMG is honored to be asked to join the board of directors of CONNECT SDSI.  We have been supporters of CONNECT for many years and are excited to be involved in one of their newest programs,” said Fredrickson.   “We have always enjoyed working with people who have the entrepreneurial spirit. Our involvement with SDSI will provide the sport minded entrepreneurs access to KPMG’s expertise in helping companies at the early stages of their life cycle, strengthen their business plans and develop the proper accounting functions.  These aspects are essential for a company to grow from start-up to a thriving business.”