Fogdog Ventures was founded by Skylar Skikos. Skylar brings a diverse background and skillset that includes acquisitions, asset repositioning, development, capital markets, and building operating companies. Skylar seamlessly blends his expertise in real estate and business with a creative vision that elevates every project into a distinctive brand. Skylar’s passion for developing engaging and inspiring destinations helps to shape the stories and identities that truly define each property.

Prior to forming Fogdog, Skylar served as Vice President at Fillmore Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm focused on hospitality, health care, and special situations. During his time at Fillmore, Skylar completed and managed over $1.3 billion of investments and developments. He also assisted in the formation of Fillmore’s hotel management company, Fillmore Hospitality, which grew to operate 13 hotels and over 2,000 rooms. Skylar began his career at Keystone Realty Capital, a boutique investment banking firm, where he assisted in the execution of over $1 billion of debt and equity transactions.

Skylar holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Santa Clara University. Skylar's personal interests include traveling, reading, hiking, and Old English Sheepdogs.