David Forst begins his 18th season with the Athletics and his second as general manager. He was appointed to the position on Oct. 5, 2015 following the promotion of Billy Beane to executive vice president of baseball operations.
Forst's primary duties include working on all player acquisitions, contract negotiations and player evaluations. Prior to his promotion, Forst spent 12 seasons as assistant general manager after serving as an assistant to the general manager and coordinator of professional scouting.
The 40-year-old Forst graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. He played baseball for the Crimson for four seasons and earned third team All-America honors as a senior in 1998. He also played for the Springfield (Ill.) Capitals of the Frontier League in 1998 and 1999.
A native of Encino, Calif., Forst resides in Berkeley, Calif. with his wife, Rebe, son, Judah, and daughter, Sasha.