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Steven Temares was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Paramus, New Jersey. He joined the club’s ownership group prior to the club’s professional debut in 2009 as a member of the NWSL’s predecessor league, Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). In his first year as an owner, Sky Blue won the championship in the inaugural WPS season.

Steven formerly served as CEO of retail giant Bed Bath & Beyond, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations of the company and its subsidiaries for twenty-two years. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for Beastcoast, a professional eSports organization that emphasizes gamer interests, well-being, and happiness and focuses on celebrating the diversity of the gaming community.

Steven is also a minority owner of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets and sits on the team’s Advisory Board.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University – where he serves on the Board of Trustees — and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Steven and his wife, Amy, have three daughters.