- Matt Strelo, President
Matt Strelo joined the Fighting Saints as Team President on May 17, 2010.
Strelo is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the Fighting Saints and along with Head Coach / General Manager, Jim Montgomery, serves as the primary spokesperson for the team.
is a veteran of more than 25 years of sports sales, marketing and media management.
The California native began his
career with Major League Baseball's Oakland A's from 1982- 1994.
time with the A's, the franchise set numerous attendance records and was considered a leader in community-based sports marketing.
The A's also hosted the 1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and participated in three straight World Series - winning the 1989 Battle of the Bay, known more famously as the Earthquake World Series.
Strelo has also held senior executive leadership positions with the International Hockey League, the ECHL's Jacksonville Lizard Kings, Triple-A Baseball's Las Vegas Stars, Simmons Media Group and the St. Louis Blues.
For the past eight years, the Strelo family has resided in St. Louis, Missouri.
was recruited to become the General Manager of Gateway International Raceway
in Madison, Illinois.
five years at the Gateway helm, the multipurpose motorsports complex hosted major NASCAR®, NHRA and Indy Racing League events, and saw season package buyers increase from 800 to 8,000 and double-digit growth in annual sponsorship sales and attendance.
wife Audrea and their sons Ben (6) and Jackson (6) reside in Dubuque.