Operating Company Executives

Delaware North is a global hospitality and food service company that is among the market leaders in several industries. We’re a major player in the world of sports and entertainment, in the premium sector of the restaurant and catering industry, in operating regional destination casinos, and in serving travelers at major airports, magnificent national parks and luxury resorts. The executives leading our operating companies are savvy and experienced and work closely with Delaware North's corporate and Jacobs family leadership.

Operating Company Executives

  • Cam Neely President and Alternate Governor, Boston Bruins

    Cam Neely has served as president of the NHL Boston Bruins, which are owned by Delaware North Chairman and CEO Jeremy Jacobs, since 2010. Neely oversees all of the club's hockey and business operations, including initiatives to position the organization at the forefront of setting industry standards in all areas of operation.

  • Peter Chiarelli General Manager, Boston Bruins

    Peter Chiarelli is in his ninth season as general manager of the Boston Bruins, which are owned by Delaware North Chairman and CEO Jeremy Jacobs. Chiarelli oversees every aspect of the team's hockey operations, and he assembled the team that won the 2011 Stanley Cup and again reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2013.

  • Amy Latimer President, TD Garden

    Amy Latimer directs and oversees all operations at the Delaware North-owned-and-operated TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics and host to many of the world’s most popular music and entertainment acts. Latimer is guiding the $70 million renovation of TD Garden to further enhance the fan experience at the highly regarded sports and entertainment venue.

  • E. Brian Hansberry President, Gaming

    E. Brian Hansberry leads Delaware North’s innovative gaming division, which owns and operates successful regional destination casinos featuring table games, video gaming machines, poker rooms, racetracks, simulcast racing, restaurants, retail shops and lodging. Hansberry joined Delaware North in 2013 with over 30 years of experience as a gaming executive.

  • Rick Abramson President, Parks and Resorts

    Rick Abramson is president of Delaware North’s parks and resorts business in North America and serves as executive chairman of Delaware North Australia and Asia, leading the company’s extensive sports venue, travel hospitality and resort businesses in those regions. He has held a variety of leadership roles with the company, including as president of Delaware North Sportservice.

  • John Wentzell President, Sports

    John Wentzell is president of Delaware North Sportservice, one of the world’s largest and most successful sports hospitality, food service and retail companies. He is also responsible for Delaware North’s European businesses – including sports stadia, airports and travel destinations. Wentzell joined the company in 1996, and from 2006 to 2012 oversaw its Boston operations.

  • Gary Brown Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand

    Gary Brown directs and oversees the development and execution of Delaware North’s annual business plan for the Australian, New Zealand and Singapore business. Working with the senior executive team, Brown analyzes and assesses business development and financial investment strategies for growth, directing the allocation of resources required to achieve that growth.

  • Matt King President, Patina Restaurant Group

    Matt King serves as president of Patina Restaurant Group, of which Delaware North acquired a majority interest in May 2014. Patina is a leader in the premium segment of the restaurant and catering industry, operating restaurants and managing high-profile venues in New York City, California and Orlando, Fla. King previously served as president of Delaware North’s travel hospitality business.

  • Kevin Kelly President, Travel Hospitality

    Kevin Kelly oversees one of the preeminent travel hospitality providers in the world. Delaware North operates more than 300 restaurants and retail outlets at major airports in cities such as Los Angeles, Houston and Atlanta and has introduced exciting new concepts to airports such as Food Network Kitchen and Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club. Kelly previously served as president of the company’s parks and resorts business.

  • Bob Stanton Vice President, Business Development, Travel Hospitality

    Bob Stanton is responsible for evaluating food-and-beverage and retail business opportunities, as well as winning and retaining contracts for Delaware North’s growing airport and travel hospitality business. With 35 years of experience in the sector, Stanton also oversees Delaware North’s development of a competitive airport brand portfolio.

  • Barry Freilicher Senior Vice President, Business Development, Parks and Resorts

    Barry Freilicher sets the strategic vision for growth of Delaware North’s parks and resorts business portfolio. His focus is on winning and renewing contracts with state and national parks and cultural attractions, as well as acquiring hotels and resorts in the United States and abroad. He joined Delaware North in 2006 as vice president of business development for Delaware North Sportservice.

  • Ron Sultemeier Director of New Property Planning and Projects, Gaming

    Ron Sultemeier evaluates and leads the process of seeking new business opportunities, both via competitive bidding and acquisition, for Delaware North’s growing gaming business. A 40-year veteran of the gaming and racing industry, Sultemeier has been with Delaware North since 1994 in a number of senior-level management positions, including as president of the gaming division.

  • Jeff Kline Senior Vice President, Business Development, Sports

    Jeff Kline leads Delaware North Sportservice’s business development team, which is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities for Delaware North in stadiums, ballparks, arenas and convention centers in North America. Kline joined Delaware North in 2014, bringing more than 25 years of executive experience, including with Ticketmaster.

Three Brothers

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The company has served celebrities, royalty, presidents and even the Pope over its 100 year history.