Billy Beane

Former American Professional Baseball Player & Front Office Executive

Billy Beane is a former American professional baseball player and current front office executive. He is the executive vice president of baseball operations and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball he is also a minority owner of Barnsley FC of EFL Championship. From 1984 to 1989 he played in MLB as an outfielder for the New York MetsMinnesota TwinsDetroit Tigers, and Oakland Athletics. He joined the Athletics‘ front office as a scout in 1990, was named general manager after the 1997 season, and was promoted to executive vice president after the 2015 season.

A first-round pick in the MLB draft by the Mets, Beane was projected to be a star. In his front-office career, Beane has applied statistical analysis (known as sabermetrics) to baseball, which has led teams to reconsider how they evaluate players. He is the subject of Michael Lewis’s 2003 book on baseball economics, Moneyball, which was made into a 2011 film starring Brad Pitt as Beane.

To book Billy Beane as the sport speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Billy is known to cover the following topics:

  • Baseball Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Maximising Success
  • Leadership
  • Achieving Goals
  • Drive & Determination