- Steve SclafaniChief Executive Officer/Founder
Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Steve’s ability to create new opportunities for baseball players nationwide and to develop exposure vehicles for players has revolutionized the player development and recruiting industry. His contacts and strategic partnerships have led the way to Baseball Factory being recognized as the top recruiting service by The National High School Baseball Coaches Association. Steve’s scouting ability and penchant for matching players up to the right college baseball programs has lead to over 40,000 Baseball Factory and Team One players playing college baseball, $1 billion in scholarships, and over 3,500 players selected in the MLB draft. Steve is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he played second base.
- Rob NaddelmanPresident
In 1995, Rob joined forces with his former college teammate and founder Steve Sclafani to expand and build The Baseball Factory. Under Rob’s direction, The Baseball Factory has grown by over 1000% in the past 10 years. Rob is currently a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) – Baltimore/Washington DC Chapter, a member of the National Registry of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, and was written up in Business Week with Steve Sclafani as successful business leaders on a national scale. Rob is also the Executive Director of The Baseball Factory’s Foundation which helps at risk youth excel in the classroom by using baseball as an incentive. Rob is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he was a two time All-Ivy League selection, an inductee into the Penn Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the 1995 Ivy Championship Team, and competed in the 1995 NCAA Division I College World Series Midwest Regional.
- Steve BernhardtExecutive Vice President of Baseball Operations
Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations
Steve joined Baseball Factory in 1998 after a five-year playing career in the Colorado Rockies organization. As Executive VP of Baseball Operations, he oversees all Baseball Factory events and instruction. Steve previously served as an Associate Scout with the Colorado Rockies. He received his B.S. from the University of Richmond where he was an All-Conference player. Steve is Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game selection committee.
- Jason BuddenSenior Vice President of Marketing & Brand
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Brand
Jason joined the Baseball Factory in 1997 while still a junior in high school. After going through the Baseball Factory’s college recruiting program he was placed at Johns Hopkins University where he played two years of college baseball before graduating with a degree in Economics. After working part-time at the Factory throughout college, Jason joined the team as a full-time employee in January 2002 when he was promoted to Director of Marketing. He currently oversees all marketing projects and sponsorship opportunities at Baseball Factory. He also oversees the general day-to-day operations of Baseball Factory.
- Dan ForesterSenior Vice President of Player Development
Senior Vice President of Player Development
Dan joined Baseball Factory in 2001 as a Player Development Coordinator and now the Factory’s VP of Player Development. Dan oversees and manages our Player Development Coordinators across the United States. He has worked with high school athletes since 1993. Dan has been instrumental in moving players thru our program and helping them get to the next level. Dan attended Ithaca College, where he played lacrosse.
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- Matt KirbyVP of Creative and Technology
VP of Creative and Technology
Matt has been with the Baseball Factory since 2000. Matt started out as a video intern while finishing his bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media & Film at Towson University in Baltimore, MD. As VP of Creative + Technology, Matt directs all of Baseball Factory & affiliate’s Video Production, Web Design/Development, & Graphic Design.
- Jim GemlerSenior Vice President of Baseball Operations
Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations
As the Director of On-field Sessions, Gemler schedules, organizes and executes all Under Armour Tryouts and Signature College Recruiting (SCR) sessions throughout the country. Jim will work to secure top-notch former college coaches, professional scouts and former professional players to work at each event. Gemler’s coaching experience includes stints at the University of Akron and most recently at Pennsylvania State Behrend. Jim’s playing career included a stop at the University of North Carolina – Asheville before he transferred to the University of Akron. He received numerous accolades while at Akron including Preseason All Mid-American Conference candidate, Collegiate Baseball “Top Prospect,” Mid-American Conference All Academic Team and Akron’s Defensive Player of the Year. He earned a B.S. in Finance from Akron and recently earned a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A) from Penn State in Spring 2006.
- Jeff BrazierVP of Business Development
VP of Business Development
As the VP of Youth Baseball, Brazier schedules, organizes and executes player and coach development in conjunction with Little League® International throughout the country. Jeff will work with District Administrators and League Presidents to develop programs that will enhance the success of the players and coaches on the field. Brazier’s experience includes working in the Baltimore Orioles scouting department, Camp Operations Director for Sports International and the Facility Superintendent and Recreation Supervisor for Joe Cannon Stadium and Randazzo Softball Park. While at the Baseball Factory, Jeff worked on the development of Baseball University and also was the General Manager of the Baltimore Pride (a summer collegiate team in the Clark Griffith league. In addition, Jeff worked in the Exclusive Department as a Personal Recruiting Director working with over 200 players including MLB draftees Stephen Vogt and Mike Eisenberg. He earned a B.S. in Sports Management from Towson University and earned a Master’s of Science in Sports Administration from California University of PA in Summer 2006.
- Gene MattinglyChief Financial Officer