Sears Holdings Corp. has announced the election of Paul DePodesta, vice president of player development and amateur scouting for the New York Mets, to its board of directors. The Harvard graduate was the focus of Michael Lewis‘ Moneyball focusing on his time with the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics. He later was general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and has worked with the Mets since 2006.
“We are pleased to add the strong analytical skills and talent assessment acumen of Paul DePodesta to our board of directors,” Sears Chairman Edward Lampert said in a statement. “Mr. DePodesta’s ability to scrutinize data and use it to assess talent and drive execution makes him ideally suited to join our board.”
Obviously, Sears will be looking for customers with high on base percentages.