Soul Add Prominent Business Leaders to Ownership Group
Friday November 20, 2015
Five New Owners Join an Already High-Profile Group
PHILADELPHIA (November 20, 2015) – The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League are pleased to announce five new exciting additions to their ownership group – Stewart Anmuth, Principal at Kistler Tiffany Benefits; Phil Jaurigue, President and Founder of Sabre Systems, Inc.; Nicholas Giuffre, President and CEO of Bradford White Corporation; Gil Peter, Director of Foru Holdings and Hal Brunson, Entrepreneur. These prominent leaders join the existing ownership group, which consists of Ron Jaworski, Dick Vermeil, Craig Spencer, Pete Ciarrocchi, Cosmo DeNicola, Marty Judge and New Orleans Saints’ Marques Colston and Jahri Evans.
“We continue to add some of the best business leaders in the Philadelphia area which will help take our organization to the next level,” said Soul majority owner and ESPN analyst, Ron Jaworski. “We are very strategic about who we want to bring into our group. Not only do they have to be dynamic business executives with a passion for our sport, but they also have to be great people. We found that perfect combination with each of our new partners.”
Stewart Anmuth is a Principal at Kistler Tiffany Benefits (KTB), one of the region’s premier employee benefits consulting firms. A Drexel University graduate and entrepreneur with progressive visions for growth, Stewart is one of the area’s leading experts in strategic healthcare benefits savings.
“To have an opportunity to join this prestigious group of owners and have ownership stake in a professional football organization in Philadelphia is a dream come true,” said Stewart. “I can’t wait to contribute to the Soul’s growth in the upcoming years.”
Phil Jaurigue is President and CEO of Sabre Systems Inc., founded in 1989 in Warrington, PA. Under his guidance and leadership, Sabre has grown into a highly successful technological and engineering services company that has been recognized for its history of continuous growth. Phil has been inducted into the Philadelphia 100® Hall of Fame. His business and community leadership along with his commitment to the entrepreneurial spirit earned him the prestigious Greater Philadelphia Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award.
“It is an incredible honor to be joining the Soul organization,” said Phil. “I am excited to integrate my passion for Philadelphia sports with my business experience and love for supporting the community.”
Nicholas “Nick” Giuffre is the President and CEO for Bradford White Corporation, based in Ambler, PA. Bradford White has been in business since 1881 producing wholesale water heating, space heating, combination heating and water storage products that are 100% American Made. Nick began his career at Bradford White Water Heaters in the service department and ultimately worked his way up through the organization to President and CEO.
“Bradford White, in particular our Bradford White Water Heaters subsidiary, has been a loyal sponsor of the Soul since their inaugural year in 2004,” said Nick. “I have been part of the Soul family from day one, so I am anxious to take this next step as an owner and get more intimately involved with all of my new partners to help the Soul take the next step in strengthening its position within the Philadelphia professional sports landscape.”
Gil Peter has been Director of Foru Holdings since April 2010. Mr. Peter’s focus has been on developing companies from early stage to acquisition or public offering. He launched companies in many sectors, including Internet, Business Services, Real Estate Communications, Software, Sports Apparel, Entertainment and Health Consulting. Gil’s current ventures center around health, wellness and ageless living. In addition to his leadership role with Foru Holdings, he is a partner in a successful high-end urgent care center in northern New Jersey.
“This is an incredible opportunity to join such a prestigious group of businessmen, said Gil. “This opportunity offers me the ability to not only invest in a professional sports organization that is primed for success, but also a first class group of individuals I am ecstatic to partner with.”
Hal Brunson is a successful entrepreneur in the oilfield services and oil and gas exploration for 30 years. Hal is also owner and CEO of an investment firm that has extensive investments in the health and wellness sector, real estate and energy. He has an extensive portfolio of national and international ventures.
“This is an amazing opportunity to invest in such an exciting, fan friendly professional sports league,” said Hal. “I am anxious to start working with my new business partners and the entire Soul organization to help drive business success for the team. The future is bright for the Soul.”
The Soul will kick off their 11th season in March of 2016. With four division championships, three conference championships and a World Championship, the Soul is the winningest sports franchise in Philadelphia since their inaugural season in 2004.
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