David Kaval is the president of San Jose Earthquakes. Kaval’s leadership has led to the groundbreaking on an 18,000-seat, privately financed stadium in San Jose, boosts in sponsorship, and a team that finished with the best record in Major League Soccer during the regular season. Season ticket revenue has risen 42 percent, sponsorship revenue increased 57 percent and the Earthquakes have signed its first New Stadium Founding Partnership with 7Up Bottling Co. of San Francisco. He joined Earthquakes after six successful seasons with the independent GBL, a league that he founded with a fellow Stanford Business School graduate in 2003. Prior to founding the GBL, he spent time working on the budget for national security for the Office of the President of the United States. He also worked as the Director of Business Development for Sparks.com and as a Business Analyst for Accenture.