Kevin Mather, President & Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Mariners
Kevin Mather was named Seattle Mariners President and COO, effective February 1, 2014. He succeeded Chuck Armstrong, who had held the position for 28 years.
Mather joined the Mariners in 1996 as the Vice President of Finance and Administration. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of Finance and Ballpark Operations in 1999, where he was responsible for oversight of the Mariners accounting and financial reporting, ticket services, procurement, technology services, concessions, and day-to-day operations of Safeco Field. He also oversaw the Mariners’ five retail locations, as well as non-baseball events held at the ballpark.
During his time with the Mariners, Mather has worked closely with executives and members of the ownership group who serve on key Major League Baseball committees and address issues of league-wide concern, including finance and compensation, MLB’s long-term investment fund, and insurance coverages.
Prior to the Mariners, Mather worked for the Minnesota Twins from 1989-1996, where he served as Director and then Vice President of Finance. Before his career in baseball, Mather was with the Certified Public Accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, for four years, and The Bellfonte Company of Minneapolis, for one year.
Mather grew up listening to Bob Uecker as a Milwaukee Brewers fan in Madison, Wisconsin. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he received his BA degree in accounting and risk/insurance. He is on the Executive Board of Junior Achievement of Washington, and his hobbies include golf, baseball, the Green Bay Packers, and his family and two dogs. He and his wife Shannon live in Issaquah with their three sons: J.P., David, and Steven.