General Manager, New York Yankees
General Manager of the New York Yankees since 1998, under Brian Cashman’s leadership, the Yankees have won five World Series championships and seven American League pennants. His 15+ years in that role also includes 11 division titles for the team. When Brian won his first title in 1998, he became the youngest GM ever to build a World Series winning team and only GM ever to do so in all of his first three seasons.
Cashman has the unique perspective of creating a champion, maintaining a champion and rebuilding a champion. Revealing details behind the decision making from one of the most scrutinized positions in all of sports, Cashman discusses everything from the dismissal of Joe Torre to the trade for Alex Rodriguez and signings of CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira.
Brian also shares with fans personal stories of his encounters with other legendary Yankees past and present, including Derek Jeter, Hideki Matsui, Bernie Williams, Roger Clemens, David Wells, Mariano Rivera, Johnny Damon and, of course, “The Boss,” George Steinbrenner.
Starting with the Yankees as an intern in 1986, Cashman became one of the most powerful men in his industry. His insights on management strategies can be related to any business through his well-documented experience atop the most successful franchise in sports history.
Brian Cashman was the most gracious speaker I have had the pleasure of hosting. Pun intended, he is a Grand Slam homer in the bottom of the ninth when you have two outs and you are behind by three runs.