Farhan Zaidi enters his third season as the Dodgers’ general manager after being named to the position on Nov. 6, 2014 and helping to assemble back-to-back division champions in 2015-16.
Zaidi spent the previous 10 seasons with the Oakland A’s working under General Manager Billy Beane. He was named Assistant General Manager/Director of Baseball Operations in 2014. During Zaidi’s tenure with the A’s, the team reached the postseason 4 times, including 3 straight seasons from 2012-14.
Prior to joining the A’s, Zaidi served as Business Development Associate for Small World Media, the fantasy sports division of The Sporting News, and also worked as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.
Zaidi earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from MIT in 1998. While at MIT, he was named a Burchard Scholar and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his Ph.D in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. His dissertation in Behavioral Economics is titled “Top of Mind in Task-Based Environments and Choice Under Risk.”