Theodore “Ted” Catino is an entrepreneur whose latest venture is GigSmart, an employer and employee job-connecting application for the ever-growing gig economy. Outside of his professional endeavors, Ted Catino is an avid National Football League (NFL) fan who counts the Cincinnati Bengals among his favorite teams.
Seeking to improve its defense, the Bengals signed linebacker Kevin Minter to a one-year, $4.25 million contract in March. Ranked as one of the five best free agent linebackers by Pro Football Focus, Minter is an above-average coverage player who recorded a combined 81 tackles, four defended passes, and 3.5 sacks last season with the Arizona Cardinals.
Unlike the Bengals acquisitions of Karlos Dansby and A.J. Hawk in recent years, Minter is a relatively young player with room to grow. A former second round pick of the Cardinals, the 26-year-old worked his way into the team’s starting lineup in the previous two seasons and has shown vast improvement. Throughout his career, the Louisiana State University alumnus has 224 tackles, six defended passes, five sacks, one safety, and one forced fumble.
A founding partner and managing director with Boston-based 625 Investments, LLC, Ted “Theodore” Catino is an accomplished public speaker who also works as a transition and interview coach. When he isn’t spending time on one of his several professional endeavors, Ted Catino enjoys cheering on the Boston Red Sox.
For the past decade, Dustin Pedroia has been a staple in the Red Sox lineup, while holding down his spot at second base for the majority of that time. The diminutive California native has played less than 100 games in just two of the past 10 seasons and, entering the 2017 season, has played in a total of 1,398 games for the Red Sox since debuting with the team in 2006.
The four-time All-Star has been a consistent offensive threat throughout his career, hitting for no worse than .278 average in each of his 10 full seasons. He won American League (AL) Rookie of the Year in 2007 after hitting for a .317 average and driving in 50 runs. The following season, Pedroia led the AL in runs scored, hits, and doubles en route to winning the AL Most Valuable Player award. He also won his first of four Gold Glove awards that season.
Theodore “Ted” Catino is an entrepreneur with an active consulting and mentoring career. In 1986, Ted Catino and his wife Becky founded Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation (SNAAC), which was sold in 2011 after having won the Community Service Award from the Thank You Foundation and the 2002 Small Business of the Year award from the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce.
The Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce works hard to support the economic viability of the city of Cincinnati and recently reported that the city was named in 2015 by Forbes as one of America’s most affordable cities to live in. The list considered median income and housing affordability for cities with populations of 600,000 or more.
Cincinnati’s median income is $68,500, while the national average is $63,900. Median housing prices are valued at about $133,000, making housing affordable to 83.9 percent of the population. Groceries, utilities, and transportation all come in at lower costs than elsewhere in the US. A city’s affordability is a major factor in how livable a certain place is and contributes greatly to the health and success of its citizens.