Jeff Vanderbeek – Chairman and Managing Partner
Jeffrey Vanderbeek, 55, is the Chairman & Managing Partner of the New Jersey Devils Hockey Franchise and Devils Arena Entertainment LLC, the entity responsible for leasing, operating and maintaining Prudential Center.
Mr. Vanderbeek also serves as President and Chairman of Devils Renaissance Development LLC, the affiliate of the Devils responsible for designing, developing and constructing Prudential Center, as well as Chairman and Managing Partner of the Albany Devils.
Prior to his ownership of the New Jersey Devils, Mr. Vanderbeek enjoyed a twenty-four year career on Wall Street; the last twenty-one of those years being at Lehman Brothers. He joined Lehman Brothers in February 1984 and throughout his career at the firm, ran various divisions including Global Fixed Income and Equities, and ultimately became the head of Global Risk Management, Private Equity and Strategy for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. He also served on Lehman Brothers’ Executive & Operating Committees before leaving the firm in February 2004.
He is also a Board Member of The Newark Alliance, a non-profit organization comprised of key leaders from the civic and corporate communities, working in partnership with government to improve Newark’s economy and public educational system; a Board Member of St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, encouraging its students to pursue academic excellence with an emphasis on building community; and a Board Member of the Berkshire School, serving as head of their Endowment Committee. Mr. Vanderbeek is also involved with and has served as Campaign Chair of the Greater Newark Holiday Fund, which provides for Newark’s inner city, underprivileged population. He also served as the Honorary Chair of the 2nd and 3rd Annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure®.
Mr. Vanderbeek is married with three children and devotes much of his time to youth sports organizations in his hometown of Warren, New Jersey.