10 Things You Didn’t Know about Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti

 Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti

Steve Bisciotti is the most notable of the people who own the Baltimore Ravens. However, he is connected with other businesses as well, which were what provided him with the funding needed to buy his ownership stake in the sports franchise in the first place.  Here are 10 things you might not know about Steve Biscotti.

1. Grew Up in Severna Park, MD

Steve Bisciotti was born in Philadelphia, PA. However, he was raised in a place called Severna Park, MD because his father’s job as a construction sales executive resulted in his parents moving there. For those who are curious, Severna Park is one of the suburbs of Baltimore, meaning that it is considered to be part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

2. Suffered Personal Loss At a Young Age

Unfortunately, Bisciotti’s father died of leukemia when Bisciotti was still at the age of 8. This had a very negative impact on the Bisciotti family, not least because it meant that it had lost its breadwinner. However, Bisciotti’s maternal grandfather C. Gordon Johnston was the one who stepped up in their time of need, which had a profound impact on Bisciotti.

3. Wasn’t Very Good At School

Primarily, Bisciotti learned the importance of hard work, which is something that has remained with him ever since. However, it is interesting to note that he wasn’t very good at school. In short, Bisciotti apparently had a learning disability that made academics a serious challenge for him. Something that made his school experience not particularly fun to say the least.

4. Graduated From Salisbury University

In spite of this, Bisciotti persevered, with the result that he graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in the liberal arts. For those who are unfamiliar, Salisbury University started out as the Maryland State Normal School in the 1920s before undergoing a number of name changes to become its current incarnation in the early 2000s, which is presumably a reference to its location in Salisbury, MD. Currently, Salisbury University is considered to be a member of the University System of Maryland that serves as the state’s public system of higher education.

5. Pretty Physical Person

When he was still a student, Bisciotti was a pretty physical person. For example, he was fond of playing baseball, basketball, and football, with the result that he was on his high school football team. Likewise, he would work in construction in the summertime, where it is said that he never shied away from the hard work that needed to get done. Nowadays, Bisciotti is a billionaire, but it is clear that he retains his fondness for sports, as shown by how he bought up his hometown team.

6. Co-Founded Aerotek

Upon graduation, Bisciotti went to work for a staffing firm, which went bankrupt. Due to this, he went to his eventual father-in-law for advice, which resulted in him being told that he should consider starting his own business in spite of the fact that he had no more than $3,500 in his bank account. As far as his eventual father-in-law was concerned, this wasn’t a big issue because it just meant that he couldn’t fall very far even if he failed. The startup was Aerotek, which went on to become the Allegis Group.

7. Had to Borrow to Buy an Engagement Ring

In the present time, Forbes considers the Allegis Group to be the single biggest privately-held talent management firm that can be found in the entire world, meaning that it has come very far indeed. However, it is important to note its humble beginnings, as shown by how Bisciotti needed to borrow money from his former boss in order to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend Renee Foote. He didn’t need to go to the same lengths when the time came to buy the wedding ring, but he did need to dig deep into his coin jar.

8. Has Been Described As an Upfront Kind of Person

Personality-wise, Bisciotti has been described as being a pretty upfront kind of person. For example, if someone is doing well, Bisciotti won’t hesitate to compliment them for doing so. Likewise, if someone isn’t doing so well, Bisciotti is perfectly willing to speak with him face-to-face about what they are doing wrong as well as how they need to change.

9. Not Particularly Well-Known Before He Bought His Ownership Stake

Bisciotti wasn’t particularly well-known to the members of the public before he bought his ownership stake in the Baltimore Ravens. This made sense because while he was in charge of a very successful talent management firm, it was privately-held and remains privately-held. Moreover, talent management isn’t a sector that garners a great deal of interest from the public, thus further explaining its relative obscurity. It is interesting to note that even now, Bisciotti remains a relatively low-profile figure when it comes to the Baltimore Ravens, not least because he believes that spending too much time meddling with how a team is run isn’t good for an owner’s public reputation.

10. Roman Catholic

It is interesting to note that Bisciotti is a practicing Roman Catholic. As such, a lot of his charitable activities are connected with Roman Catholic organizations in some manner. For instance, he is a member of the board for the Associated Catholic Charities, which is a Baltimore-based nonprofit that provides care for more than 160,000 people on an annual basis. One of its most notable programs is providing meals for the poor, but it offers a wide range of other services as well to interested individuals regardless of their faith, their ethnicity, or their background. Of course, the Associated Catholic Charities wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of other people who believe in its mission, which is where Bisciotti and other like-minded individuals come in.


Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Owl Rock Capital
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Owl Rock Capital Corporation
John Paulson
20 Things You Didn’t Know About John Paulson
Jorge Paulo Leeman
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Jorge Paulo Lemann
The 10 Richest Countries in South America in 2019
Portfolio
The Top 10 Mutual Funds by 10 Year Performance
Navy Federal Credit Card
The 10 Best Credit Cards for Military Members
cryptocurrency
The 10 Most Valuable Cryptocurrencies in the World
The 10 Best Credit Cards for Small Businesses
solar panels
The Five Best Solar Panel Companies Based on Efficiency
airpods
Why Are AirPods So Expensive? Here’s The Answer
Computer Virus
The 10 Worst Computer Viruses of All-Time
printer ink
Why is Printer Ink So Expensive? Here’s the Answer
Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course at The Ka’anapali Resort
The Top 10 Golf Courses in Maui
Torrey Pines Golf Course
The Top 10 Golf Courses in San Diego
What State Has the Worst Drivers? The Top 10 Ranked
The 10 Best Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach
Ferrari Portofino
10 Things You’ll Love About the Ferrari Portofino
Porsche Cayman Models
The 10 Best Porsche Cayman Models of All-Time
Hennessey Venom F5
20 Street Legal Cars with the Highest Top Speeds
Most Fuel Efficient SUVs in the World
The 10 Most Fuel Efficient SUVs in the World in 2019
A Closer Look at the Hublot Bigger Bang
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition Le Petit Prince
A Closer Look at the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition Le Petit Prince
A Closer Look at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon
Time Traveling: The Hublot Classic Fusion Zirconium