Kenneth Andrew Friedman
Project Manager, Director, and Fitness Instructor in Houston, Texas
Kenneth Andrew Friedman is a baseball executive legend, born on November 13, 1976 in Houston, Texas. Growing up in his home city he attended Episcopal High School, and afterwards applied at Tulane University, where he was admitted on a baseball scholarship. His father was also a Tulane graduate, and following his example Kenneth Andrew Friedman likewise played baseball for Tulane.
After earning his B.S. in management with a concentration in finance, he started working with Bear Stearns, where he was an analyst from 2002 to 2004. Then he took on an associate position at MidMark Capital, a private equity firm. In 2004, Kenneth Andrew Friedman was appointed as the Director of Baseball Development for the Tampa Bay Rays. At the age of 28, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. After investing a lot of time and energy into rebuilding the ream, in 2008, under his tenure, the team finally made the postseason and even progressed all the way to the World Series. In 2010, 2011 and 2013, led by his firm hand, the team once again made the playoffs.
Kenneth Andrew Friedman, who was named as Baseball Executive of the Year by Sporting News, left the Rays in 2014 in order to become the President of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His five years contract made him the highest-paid front-office executive in baseball.