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What You Don’t Know About Mitch Siegler

San Diego Other

Position: Co-founder and senior managing director, Pathfinder Partners.

Background: Born and raised in Kansas City, Mo (home of the Royals), moved to SoCal in early ’80s. Founded and ran a number of businesses. Moved to San Diego in ’87, when it was a relatively sleepy Navy/tourist town.

Picture Taken: Mitch with son Jake and daughter Rebecca in Sedona, Ariz.

Recent Projects: Pathfinder has acquired 75 different properties since its founding eight years ago. Specializing in opportunistic and value-add investments, Pathfinder has raised four prior opportunity funds and two specialized, residential-oriented funds with more than $200M in assets under management. Launched the $12M Pathfinder Lux Home Fund earlier this year to acquire and reposition high-end homes in the LA area.

Music Group: Old school rock ’n’ roll: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Springsteen among the favorites. 

Favorite vacation: Fly fishing for salmon in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

Favorite Book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Favorite Food: A classic Italian cioppino.

Startling Fact: Lives near San Diego’s Sunset Cliffs, one of the premier Southern California surf breaks. Learned to surf on a longboard at age 40 and now enjoys surf sessions with the locals who’ve been surfing since they were seven years old, together with 14-year-old daughter Rebecca, a short-boarder.