Bill Schlough, Chairman of the Board
Bill Schlough previously served as San Jose Giants interim team president before recently becoming Chairman of the Board. He is currently a senior vice president and chief information officer for the San Francisco Giants.
Under Schlough's leadership, the San Francisco Giants have been universally recognized as one of the most technologically innovative teams in all of professional sports. The organization has enhanced the fan experience through a number of cutting-edge technologies, including the "Double Play Ticket Window," universal gift cards, contactless payment systems, "SplashTix," pervasive Hi-Definition video displays, "Digital Dugout" and the first 100-percent wireless venue in professional sports. Schlough's IT team has also implemented an array of revolutionary systems to create a competitive advantage on the field.
An Olympic enthusiast, Schlough is a member of the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (BASOC) executive committee and served as a technology lead for San Francisco's bids to host both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. His event experience includes assignments at the 1994 World Cup along with Olympic Games in Atlanta, Salt Lake and Torino, Italy. Previously, he worked as a consultant with Booz-Allen Hamilton and Electronic Data Systems, supporting a diverse collection of clients including AMD, Northrop Grumman and General Motors.
In addition to his Giants and Olympic activities, Schlough serves on boards for several causes with a specific focus on education and athletics, including Junior Achievement of Northern California, Wharton Sports Business Initiative, The Giant Race and KarmaWell. He is also an avid supporter of the Giants Community Fund.
A San Francisco native, Schlough holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School. He is an Ironman triathlete and was named to Sports Business Journal's 2010 "Forty Under 40" class of promising young executives in the sports industry.
Schlough currently resides in Redwood City with his wife, Erin and son, Xavier.