Carlos enjoying quality time with one of his daughters.
Carlos Becerra founded WSA Distributing, Inc. in 1999 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. WSA brings products to market as a full service partner for many of today’s top wireless companies with their expertise in logistics, technology, marketing and sales. WSA distribution reaches throughout United States, Canada and Latin America. The Hispanic Business Magazine named Carlos Becerra as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs from 2004 through 2014. WSA was also ranked as a Top 500 Hispanic Owned US Company from 2008 through 2014.
Carlos Becerra currently leads WSA Entertainment, a company that is comprised of the most influential and experienced names in the nightclub industry that will revolutionize the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. WSA Entertainment launched the largest nightclub and restaurant in San Diego, Parq Restaurant and Nightclub in October of 2014. A project many years and multi-million dollars in the making– Parq has brought to San Diego an experience only reserved for top clubs in major global cities.
From 1999 to 2012, Carlos Becerra invested and was an equity partner in many successful ventures in the restaurant and nightclub industries. On Broadway, Belo and Sushi on the Rocks are some key portfolio highlights that stretched from Carlsbad to San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.
Carlos with Arlen Ness, a founding Hamsters USA member.
Over the last 15 years, WSA has continued to actively support the Hispanic and local San Diego communities. Carlos Becerra has created hundreds of jobs in San Diego and today actively employs over 100 people throughout his companies.
Since 1999, Carlos Becerra has been an active member of Hamsters USA, a nonprofit Motorcycle club founded in 1978. Proving that bikers have big hearts, Hamsters USA has raised millions over the years for LifeScape Children’s Care of Rapid City, SD during fundraising events. This is all part of their annual gathering in Spearfish during the Sturgis Rally.
Carlos with Marshall Faulk in the Rams locker room.
The Marshall Faulk Foundation is also close to Carlos Becerra’s heart. He is passionate about serving as an active Board Member as he has seen firsthand the impact the foundation has had serving underprivileged children. Marshall Faulk remains a good friend to Mr. Becerra and his family through their work on the Foundation together.
Carlos with his mother, Bertha Balisky, on his wedding day.
As fate would have it, Carlos Becerra was at a Marshall Faulk Foundation event in 2004 when he met his now wife, Dannielle. They have been happily married now for almost 10 years, and have 3 children, ages 1, 3, and 7 years old. In his free time, Carlos focuses on being a committed parent and spending quality time with his family.
Carlos Becerra was born in Mexico, but his family moved to California when he was 3 years old to become permanent residents. He grew up in the San Diego area, where he still resides and calls his home today. Carlos was raised by his mother and stepfather, Bertha and Mel Balisky. It was his stepfather, Mel Balisky, who mentored his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. Mel Balisky was an entrepreneur and a leader in the insurance industry, teaching a young Mr. Becerra all about the business world and how to succeed in life.