New Jersey Devils Owners to Give Presentation at FDU

TEANECK, NJ (January 29, 2010)— New Jersey Devils co-owners, Jeffrey Vanderbeek and Michael Gilfillan will speak at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Hackensack, N.J. about the business of professional sports on February 25, 2010, at 7 p.m.

Vanderbeek and Gilfillan will discuss their career paths on their way to becoming owners of a professional sports team. They will breakdown the day-to-day issues which arise from owning a team and conduct a question-and-answer period with attendees. There will also be opportunities for the audience to win prizes.

Vanderbeek is currently co-owner of the New Jersey Devils and since 2004, has served as the chairman/managing partner of the team. Additionally,  Vanderbeek is the president of Devils Renaissance Development, LLC, Devils Arena Entertainment, LLC, and is the chairman/managing partner of the New Jersey Devils’ minor league affiliates, the Lowell Devils (AHL) and the Trenton Devils (ECHL), as well as indoor soccer’s New Jersey Ironmen (XSL).

A driving force behind the Devils move to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. from the Continental Airlines Arena (now the IZOD Center) in 2007, Vanderbeek joined the New Jersey Devils as a co-owner in 2000 after working for 21 years at Lehman Brothers .

Giffillan also joined the Devils in 2000 as a co-owner. He also works as the president of Brick City Sports Capital, a sports and entertainment investment management company. Before Gilfillan became involved in the sports industry, he was the vice president of U.S. international equity sales and trading for Credit Lyonnais and prior to that, he served as the vice president of institutional equity sales for Allen & Company Inc. Gilfillan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark, N.J.

This event is sponsored by the Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies Masters of Administrative Science program, the Office of Student Life and the Business Leaders of Tomorrow student organization.

The opportunity to hear Vanderbeek and Gilfillan and join the audience question-and-answer session is free and open to the public. The lecture will be held in the Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall. Fairleigh Dickinson is located at 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, N.J.

For more information, contact Craig Mourton at (201) 692-2045 or

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