UPDATE: The San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, winning their second World Series in three seasons.
With the baseball world’s eyes on the San Francisco Giants in the 2012 World Series, a B.C. native is in the middle of all the excitement.
Jeff Mallett, born in North Vancouver and raised in Victoria, is a principal owner of the Giants, among other interests.
Mallett made his mark as one of the first dozen employees at Yahoo! Inc. in the ‘90s and helped build the business into an Internet giant before leaving the firm in 2002.
Mallett hasn’t lost his Canadian sensibilities. Despite a “fancy-schmancy owners’ box,” he sits behind the Giants’ on-deck circle for the World Series games, according to Postmedia News.
An elite soccer player in the '80s, Mallett continues to invest in several sports and business ventures in B.C.
Check out Mallett’s Canadian connections:
An elite soccer player on a national level in the ‘80s, Mallett is part of the MLS team’s ownership group.
Mallett's oldest daughter is named Victoria, where he went to high school.
University of Victoria
Mallett attended UVic on a soccer scholarship for one year before moving to study in the U.S. He established the The Jeffrey Mallett Leadership Award which is an annual scholarship awarded to an outstanding UVic student. Mallett is also on the Faculty of Business Board of Advisors.
Mallett is the principal investor and chairman of Indochino, a Vancouver-based custom online menswear business. He met the company’s founders through the University of Victoria.
Steve Nash Enterprises
Mallett is an advisor to this company that bears his friend’s name. The portfolio includes the Steve Nash Foundation, a charity that helps underprivileged children.
B.C. Progress Board
Mallett served on the British Columbia Progress Board from 2004–2007 under then-premier Gordon Campbell. The panel contributed expertise on the province's economic progress and environmental and social condition.