Matthew Tallarini is a lifelong baseball enthusiast. After college Matt pitched semi pro baseball with the Pelham Mets in Pelham, New York for four years. Matt pitched in the 2018 Semi Pro World Series with the Mets. During the pandemic and the political upheaval of the past two years Matt became a fan of International Baseball. World Baseball Network and Worldbaseball.com became Matt’s way to promote and inform the baseball world about all the great international baseball activity in the America’s, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Far East. World Baseball Network is designed to be not only informative on the international level but to also be a source of fan memorabilia and team mementos from all over the world.
Since its inception, Matt has been the Chief Correspondent for World Baseball Network. Matt has interviewed and interacted with many international players and coaches including former Yankee closer Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman, former Yankee Luis Sojo veteran of four Yankee World series teams, Mickey Callaway former MLB manager, Paul Mainieri LSU National Championship coach, Eric Holtz manager Team Israel of the 2020 Olympics, Ian Kinsler former MLB player and now Israel national team player, Harold Ramirez of the Tampa Bay Rays formerly with the Indians and Cubs, Joey Meneses of the Washington Nationals, Mike Cameron current USA Baseball advisor former-MLB outfielder. Matthew is 2015 graduate of Mitchell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and a 2022 graduate of Iona University with a Masters in Finance.
Paul Calento is a proven media leader with a passion for expanding the footprint of baseball across the globe. Paul has built and grown a myriad of media and advertising technology businesses, in executive management, marketing and sales roles. Paul is a notable online brand builder, focused on enhancing lines of business and advertising engagement, across video, mobile, social media, podcasting and predictive analytics. Paul, along with the entire team at the World Baseball Network, aims to expand the sport through the diversification and unique presentation, across all borders.
Louis is the President of Real Property Investors, Inc., a national real estate asset management and investment company. He is a former accountant at CPA firm Harris Kerr Foster and has extensive experience in real estate investment and media ventures. He has served on many boards including Country Bank and Valuexpress. After service in the United States Army’s 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam he graduated from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
A seasoned media executive with deep analog and digital advertising experience. Former President of News America Marketing, the largest in-store advertising company in North America and a division of News Corp Ltd. Under his leadership, News America Marketing grew from a $500 million per year domestic coupon distribution company into a $1 billion per year global marketing services company. Founded and served as Chairman & CEO of Adspace Networks, now LightBox, the largest digital place-based network in the US. A proud veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Bill Ketcham has extensive marketing, media and research experience, including domestic and international product management roles at Pepsico and Kraft, CMO of ESPN for ten years, and CMO of Adspace Mall Video Network for ten years. More recently he has headed a consultancy focused on strategy for media businesses, with a focus on out-of-home video networks.