Robert J. Valentine
Robert J. Valentine, a former major league baseball player and manager, has been a member of the Steel Excel board of directors since 2012. He is currently athletic director of Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn., as well as an analyst for SportsNet New York. Before joining the board, he was manager of the Boston Red Sox. Prior to that, from 2009 to 2011, he was a baseball analyst for ESPN.
Mr. Valentine also managed the Chiba Lotte Marines in the Japanese Pacific League (1995, 2004-2009), the New York Mets (1996-2002) and the Texas Rangers (1985 to 1992). He also played for five teams during his 10-year playing career in the majors: the Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Seattle Mariners.
Mr. Valentine is also the owner of a chain of restaurants.
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