16 Facts About Dave Kaval


David A Kaval was born on October 28,1975 and is the seventh and current president of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball.


Dave Kaval previously served as president of Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes and founded the Golden Baseball League.


Dave Kaval attended Stanford University and received a Bachelor of Arts in international relations in 1998.


Dave Kaval later returned to Stanford for an MBA and did a national security budgets summer internship for the George W Bush administration.


Dave Kaval founded the independent Golden Baseball League in 2003 as part of a class project.


In October 2010, Dave Kaval left to become the president of Major League Soccer team San Jose Earthquakes which raised questions as to the future of the league.


Dave Kaval was named president of the San Jose Earthquakes in October 2010, taking over from Michael Crowley.


On November 17,2016, David Dave Kaval was named the seventh president in Oakland Athletics history.


Dave Kaval initially made a positive impression with fans upon assuming the position when he attempted to be more open to fans through scheduled meeting times, a tactic he previously employed with the San Jose Earthquakes.


In September 2017, Dave Kaval announced that the A's had selected site near downtown Oakland owned by the Peralta Community College District as their desired location after considering the current Coliseum site and a Howard Terminal site at the Port of Oakland.


In December 2017, the Peralta Community College District board turned down the A's proposal, leaving Dave Kaval to backtrack to his lesser preferred locations.


However, Dave Kaval said that the team did not agree to those terms since it was not the term sheet the team provided.


Dave Kaval is married to Maria Fredricsson, whom he met his first day at Stanford.


Dave Kaval is a resident of Menlo Park, California, where the couple have raised their two daughters.


Dave Kaval serves on a number of boards, including the Bay Area Council and Rocketship Education, in addition to the National Governing Board of the Positive Coaching Alliance and the Young Presidents' Organization.


Dave Kaval is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches sports management.