Prudential Center and New Jersey Devils name new EVP, GM of Pru Center

Prudential Center, together with the New Jersey Devils, announced Stephen Rosebrook as executive vice president, general manager of Prudential Center in a Monday announcement.

Rosebrook’s return marks a homecoming, as he worked with AEG Facilities when the group helped open the doors of Prudential Center in October 2007. He will report to Jake Reynolds, president, Prudential Center and New Jersey Devils.

“Steve’s experience in running state-of-the art facilities throughout North America and his history leading organizations as they open, operate and excel make him the ideal individual to oversee Prudential Center and join our elite management team,” Reynolds said. “As we enter our next chapter in the arena’s evolution as one of the top venues in North America, Steve’s knowledge of building a fan-centric experience and an environment of inclusivity for our staff will be paramount as he will be looked upon to guide our facilities management, arena operations, event operations and facilities integration teams.”

Rosebrook joins the sports and entertainment venue in downtown Newark after a decade with AEG Facilities as a regional vice president and regional GM/VP of operations in New York City, where he developed and executed arena openings, facilitated operational plans and served as a key voice in new, existing and redevelopment projects for various stadiums, arenas and theaters in the AEG portfolio.

“I am honored to join the Prudential Center team,” Rosebrook said. “I want to thank Jake Reynolds and (Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment) leadership for giving me the opportunity to work with such a respected and well-run organization. I’m excited to bring my 32 years of arena experience to bear to lead the existing group of professionals and help execute management’s vision for Prudential Center and their other assets.”

Prior to his decade on New York City-based projects, Rosebrook spent five years with AEG in Hartford, Connecticut, as assistant GM/regional director of operations, where he was with management support teams that traveled and opened high-profile venues, including: Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin) and BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston) and oversaw consulting on other AEG Facilities venues worldwide in the U.S., Sweden, Spain and Canada.

Rosebrook joined AEG following four seasons with Clutch City Sports & Entertainment, where he was the senior director, operations/assistant general manager of the Toyota Center in Houston. While there, he facilitated the arena’s grand opening, oversaw the non-event budget and coordinated programs with the NBA, city of Houston and other stakeholders to put on the 2006 NBA All-Star Game. He also worked in operations for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and the Liacouras Center at Temple University in Philadelphia.