Theodore Nathan Epstein is a Jewish American executive an current President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs.
Epstein (born December 29, 1973) was born in New York City and raised in Massachusetts. Epstein graduated with a degree in American Studies from Yale University and afterwards took his first job in baseball, working in public relations for the San Diego Padres. While working for the Padres, Epstein attended the University of San Diego Law School, eventually earning his law degree.
In November 2002, the Boston Red Sox hired Epstein to serve as their General Manager (GM), making the 28-year old the youngest GM in the history of the Major Leagues. The decision paid off quite quickly, when the team Epstein helped form won Boston's first World Series championship in 86 years in 2004.
Epstein resigned from his position in October 2005, declining a lucrative three year contract, but was rehired as GM and Executive VP in 2006 and resigned again in 2008.
In 2007, the United States Sports Academy named Epstein the recipient of its "Carl Maddox Sport Management Award." In December 2008, Baseball America named Epstein its Baseball America Major League Executive of the Year and in September 2009, Epstein was named Sporting News Executive of the Decade.
In October 2011, Epstein agreed to a five year contract to serve as the President of Baseball Operation for the Chicago Cubs.