Chief Executive Officer, Delaware North’s Boston Holdings and Alternate Governor, Boston Bruins
Charlie Jacobs completed his 14th season in Boston and second as Chief Executive Officer of Delaware North's Boston holdings, a position to which he was named on January 6, 2015.
A member of the senior leadership team for all of Delaware North Companies' global operations, he guides the strategic efforts for the family and company holdings in Boston, which includes the Boston Bruins, TD Garden, Delaware North's strategic real estate interests and the company's ownership share in New England Sports Network.
He spearheaded the recently completed two-year $70 million privately financed project that has seen a complete renovation of the levels four and seven concourses of TD Garden and technology upgrades as well as a new ProShop, all of which are setting the industry standard for a fan's experience in the arena.
The next major project for Delaware North Boston is the mixed-use development of the former Boston Garden site, which commenced earlier this year. It is a multi-year undertaking which will offer the area additional restaurant, entertainment and retail opportunities while transforming the TD Garden facade into a welcoming entrance for fans of all events.
As Delaware North celebrates its 100th year as one of the largest privately held entities in the world, Jacobs is also focused on expanding the company's commitments in and to the city of Boston. In March of 2016, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the Boston Garden Development Corporation was selected as the vendor who will work with the City of Boston to enhance City Hall Plaza.
It was under his leadership that the team's current management group has been assembled and it was a tribute to his stewardship when the Bruins were named as the Sports Business Journal's 2012 Sports Team of the Year based on the criteria of "excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes".
Jacobs also serves the Bruins as Alternate Governor on the NHL's Board of Governors, a position he has held since 2000.
Jacobs was instrumental in the creation of the Boston Bruins Foundation, whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children in the community, and he serves as Chairman of the Foundation.
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.