Somerset Patriots Announce 2015 Kid CEO

kidceo2015newsBridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots and Spearhead Staffing have announced Steven DiMaria of Westfield, New Jersey as the 2015 Kid CEO.


DiMaria was one of six finalists that were invited to the ballpark on Friday, May 8th to tell the crowd the reasons why they should be hired for the position.


During the pre-game program down on the field, DiMaria told the fans, “I would love to work in baseball one day. This opportunity will be a great way learn about ticketing, mechandising, and promotion.”


The other finalists were Chris Silberlight (East Brunswick), Skyler Pearsall (Metuchen), Neelesh Thanasegaran (Warren), and twin brothers Kevin and Shawn Matula (Branchburg).


“All of the finalists did a great job expressing their interest in becoming the Kid CEO and made it a very difficult choice for our judges. Ultimately, Steven was hired for his obvious love of the game, the team, and desire to be involved in the baseball industry. While all the finalists would have been great hires, we felt that Steven stood out just a little bit more for the position,” said Patrick McVerry, President/General Manager of the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club.


As the Kid CEO, DiMaria will follow front office staff members during the games to learn about ticketing, merchandising, promotions, media, marketing, and ballpark operations. He will sit in on Patriots staff meetings and write about the experiences he has in the position. DiMaria will also receive a personalized Somerset Patriots jersey, tickets to five games, a ceremonial first pitch for a game, and a meet and greet with Sparky Lyle and the players. This is the seventh time that the team will name a Kid CEO.

“I’m looking forward to being behind the scenes with Patriots executives to learn how they do their jobs,” DiMaria added.


Interviews for the Kid CEO were conducted during the Patriots Fan Fest held at the ballpark on April 11th. At the event, Spearhead Staffing personnel interviewed interested children for the position and narrowed the search down to the final six.


“Spearhead Staffing is extremely excited to partner with the Somerset Patriots on sponsoring this year’s Kid CEO program.  The tie between professional organizations and the communities they work in are important to companies with strong values.  To be able to demonstrate through this program to the families and

our future leaders of Somerset County just makes it that much more powerful.  We are looking forward to taking advantage of Spearhead Staffing’s abilities to identify up-and-coming talent to help find the Somerset Patriots an impressive young individual to be the next Kid CEO,” said Doug Bryson, President of Spearhead Staffing.


Spearhead Staffing is an award winning IT staffing company privately held and headquartered in the New York metropolitan area. Spearhead Staffing specializes in the Life Sciences industries such as Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotechnology. Spearhead Staffing aggressively sources talented professionals that combine years of valuable industry experience and domain knowledge with certified vendor training. Utilizing their proven RightHire Recruiting Process, Spearhead Staffing reduces the risk associated with hiring and identify the best person for each company’s culture and skill needs.


For information about the Somerset Patriots 2015 Season presented by Ford, stop by the Ticket Office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit the Patriots on-line at www.somersetpatriots.com.

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