Steven Temares, Owner
Steven Temares has been part of the ownership group of Sky Blue Soccer since 2009. He is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., which operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat!, Harmon or Harmon Face Values, buybuy BABY and World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus. In addition, The Company operates Of A Kind, an e-commerce website that features specially commissioned, limited edition items from emerging fashion and home designers. The Company also operates Linen Holdings, a provider of a variety of textile products, amenities and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, food service, healthcare and other industries. Additionally, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates seven retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond. He is a graduate of Rutgers University – where he serves on the Board of Overseers – and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In addition, he is on the Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the New York Mets.
Temares and his wife, Amy, have three daughters, two of whom still play soccer.
Philip D. Murphy, Majority Owner
A lifelong fan of “the beautiful game,” New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy was a driving force in bringing Sky Blue FC to New Jersey. His love of the game has spread throughout his family, as his wife, Tammy, and children Josh, Emma, Charlie, and Sam all play.
Born in Boston, Gov. Murphy and his family have called Monmouth County, New Jersey, home for two decades. A graduate of both Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, he made his career in financial services, and worked around the world. Since his retirement from business 2003, he and Tammy have immersed themselves in charitable works and public service.
From 2009 until 2013, the Governor served with distinction as the United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, having been appointed by former President Barack Obama. He also served as national finance chairman of the Democratic National Committee alongside former chairman Howard Dean, and played an integral role in the implementation of the 50-State Strategy that culminated in Democrats retaking Congress and the 2008 election of President Obama.
The Governor has served as the board chair of 180 Turning Lives Around, a Monmouth County organization committed to ending domestic and sexual violence; he and Tammy founded 2nd Floor, a successful teen helpline. He also served as New Jersey’s sole representative on the national operating board of the NAACP. In 2014, he and Tammy founded New Start New Jersey, a statewide “think and do” organization dedicated to finding bold ideas to jump-start the state’s economy and rebuild the middle class. Gov. Murphy is a founding partner of Democracy Alliance, an organization committed to growing grassroots engagement in politics and public service.
Thomas Hofstetter, Owner
Thomas Hofstetter founded Sky Blue Soccer in September 2006 with the vision of the organization becoming the premier brand in women’s soccer both nationally and internationally.
Hofstetter is the Managing Partner of Points Group, an international consulting and marketing agency offering services and products designed to help organizations grow. A German native, Hofstetter has played soccer for more than 35 years. He and his wife, Chris, have four children and are avid Bundesliga fans.