Senior Vice President, General Manager
Thad Levine was hired as Twins Senior Vice President, General Manager in November of 2016. Thad partners with Chief Baseball Officer, Derek Falvey, to lead all facets of the Twins' baseball operations including Major League operations, scouting, player development and player procurement.
Thad spent 11 seasons as Assistant General Manager for the Texas Rangers, a position he held since October of 2005. While working as Assistant General Manager for the Rangers, he assisted President of Baseball Operations/General Manager Jon Daniels in all major league operations responsibilities, including player acquisitions, roster composition, contract negotiations, statistical and financial analyses and oversaw Texas' international scouting department. Prior to his time with the Rangers, Levine spent six seasons as Senior Director, Baseball Operations for the Colorado Rockies and prior to that was Colorado's Director of Baseball Administration (2002-04) and the team's Assistant Director of Baseball Administration (1999-2002).
Thad went to the Rockies from Los Angeles, where he worked one season for the Dodgers (business development) and earned an MBA from UCLA in 1999. He has marketing experience with Coca-Cola, the Rockport Company and Reebok, Ltd. Thad has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit entities.
Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Thad earned a bachelor's degree in 1994 from Haverford (Pa.) College, where he played baseball. Thad fulfilled some of his graduate work for his MBA from UCLA abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. Thad and his wife, Claudette, reside in Edina with their three children Greta, Tess, and Quinn.