Charlie Jacobs

Chief Executive Officer, Delaware North’s Boston Holdings and Alternate Governor, Boston Bruins

Charlie Jacobs serves as Chief Executive Officer of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings. Jacobs, who’s in his 17th season in Boston, also serves the Bruins as Alternate Governor on the NHL’s Board of Governors, a position he has held since 2000.

A member of the senior leadership team for all of Delaware North’s global operations, he guides the strategic efforts for the family and company holdings in Boston, which includes the Boston Bruins, TD Garden, various strategic real estate interests and the company’s ownership share in New England Sports Network.

A major project currently underway for Delaware North in Boston is the Hub on Causeway, a mixed-use development that will sit directly on the site of the former Boston Garden. The project commenced in January 2016 and will be carried out in three separate phases. The first phase will be complete in late 2018 and will include a Star Market grocery store, a 15-screen Arc Light Cinema, a Live Nation entertainment space, creative office space, a restaurant/bar concept, and a new grand entrance to North Station/TD Garden.

Jacobs and Delaware North have recently been focused on expanding the company’s commitments in and around the city of Boston. In the winter of 2016, in conjunction with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the city, Delaware North operated the first ever Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza. The village was highlighted by a custom skating path and a European-inspired holiday shopping market. During the other three seasons of the year, Delaware North will be adding new programming elements to complement existing activities on the plaza, with the goal of making the space a year-round destination for residents and visitors.

It was under Jacobs’ leadership that the team’s current management group has been assembled and it was a tribute to his stewardship when the Bruins were named the Sport Business Journal’s 2012 Sports Team of the Year based on the criteria of “excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes.”

 
Jacobs serves as the Founder and Chairman of the Boston Bruins Foundation, whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children and their families throughout New England. Since its inception in 2003, the Boston Bruins Foundation has contributed more than $28 million to New England charitable organizations, including over $2.2 million in the last year alone.

Foundation highlights from the past year included a $130,000 donation to the 100 Club of Massachusetts, a $40,000 donation to Project Green Schools, a $42,000 donation to Operation Hat Trick, and most notably, a $350,000 donation to Boston Children’s Hospital as a result of the 2017 Corey C. Griffin NHL Alumni Pro-Am.
An avid sports fan, Jacobs is an accomplished equestrian and has served on the United States Equestrian Team. The graduate of Boston College also enjoys show-jumping and playing hockey in his spare time.

Jacobs and his wife, Kim, have three children.