FLUSHING – The New York Mets announced that M. Scott Havens, former CEO of Bloomberg Media, has been appointed the team’s President of Business Operations.
In this role, Havens will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the New York Mets, overseeing the Senior Leadership Team for all Front Office functions except Baseball Operations. Reporting to Mets Owner, Chairman and CEO Steve Cohen, Havens will be instrumental in shaping the future of the franchise, driving financial success, and continuing to build on the Mets reputation as a beloved institution in New York. Havens will join the organization in January.
“Bringing someone on board of Scott’s caliber is an exciting development for the Mets organization,” said Mets Owners Steve and Alex Cohen. “Scott has vast experience leading world-class media and digital technology-led companies such as Bloomberg Media and Time Inc. and he’ll provide a modern vision and strategic direction for our organization.
Havens most recently served as CEO of Bloomberg Media, Bloomberg L.P.’s global multi-platform media organization. Since joining Bloomberg in 2015, Havens played an integral role in the digital transformation and globalization of the Bloomberg Media brand. Under his leadership, the company saw record revenue and audience growth and expanded its global footprint through several impactful partnerships throughout the world.
“The opportunity to join the Mets organization is a lifelong dream fulfilled,” said Havens. “I’m thrilled to build upon the great work under way, accelerating the push to modernize our strategy across the organization, driving new digital and media innovation, and ultimately, to provide our fans with the best experience in sports. I’m grateful to Steve and Alex for this opportunity and am looking forward to working with the entire leadership team to shape the future of the Mets together.”
Prior to his time with Bloomberg, Havens was Senior Vice President of Digital at Time Inc., where he managed operations and drove the strategic development of digital products within the news, business, sports, and entertainment publications. Havens was also previously President of The Atlantic_, playing a key role in the successful digital transformation of the magazine, including strategy and operational roles in the digital launches of _The Atlantic Wire_, _Quartz and _CityLab_, which was acquired by Bloomberg Media in 2019. He served as Executive Director at Condé Nast Business Media and is a founder of the business site Portfolio.com.
Havens is a graduate of Hamilton College with a BA in Economics and received an MBA in finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He lives in New Canaan, CT with his wife and three children.
The NY Mets have been busy over the past month. Carlos Mendoza was named the team’s new Manager and they also signed starting pitcher Luis Severino from the Yankees for a one-year deal worth a reported $13 million. Severino, 29, appeared in 19 games (18 starts) for the Yankees last season, posting a 6.65 ERA (66 ER/89.1 IP).
The Mets also announced several additions to the team’s front office. Eduardo Brizuela has been named as vice president & special assistant to the president of baseball operations. Andy Green has been brought on as the senior vice president, player development. Kris Gross will serve as vice president, amateur scouting.
“The additions of Eduardo, Andy and Kris will bolster an already talented staff,” said Mets President of Baseball Operations David Stearns. “Each of these individuals bring valuable experience and perspective to Queens. We are excited to get to work on building an organization with the goal of a sustainable winning culture.”