Ken Stefanov

Ken Stefanov Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Ken Stefanov
Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Ken Stefanov, entering his 28th season with the Cleveland Indians, joined the club full-time in November, 1990 as Controller and was later promoted to Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in January, 1995. Ken began his career with the Indians in March, 1990 as an intern in the Community Relations Department. Stefanov oversees the Finance Department and all Risk Management areas of the organization, including player-related insurance issues.

Over the course of his tenure at the Indians, Stefanov has been involved with many major financial and operational projects of the club, which included the planning and financing of Jacobs Field (now Progressive Field), taking the Indians public on the NASDAQ exchange in 1998, taking the Indians private during the Dolan Family purchase of the club in 2000 and playing a major role in the transition of the Indians’ Spring Training operations from Florida to Arizona in 2009. Ken is currently a member of the Major League Baseball League-Wide Insurance Committee and heads up an eight team regional CFO group comprised of eight Midwest MLB teams, which meets monthly to discuss various baseball financial and operational issues.

Prior to joining the Indians, Ken was employed with the Audit Division of Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1979-1982, and worked in several different financial positions with the May Department Stores in Cleveland from 1982-1989.

Stefanov, born and raised on the southeast side of Cleveland, is a graduate of Holy Name High School. He attended Bowling Green State University and graduated with a degree in Accounting in 1979. Ken subsequently received his Master’s degree in sports administration from Kent State University in 1990. He is also a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant in the state of Ohio.

Ken currently serves on the board of the Cleveland Animal Protective League and is active with Cleveland Indians Charities events. Past affiliations with other boards include the Achievement Centers for Children and the Northeast Ohio Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. His hobbies include reading, music, movies and golf.

Ken resides in Brecksville, Ohio with his wife, Kathy Roberts.