Stephen Ostaszewicz has been appointed the Hamilton Bulldogs new president.
Born at Hamilton’s St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ostaszewicz spent the past seven years with Mabe Canada (GE Appliances Canada) in Burlington. After joining the company as tax manager in 2005, he was promoted to manager, tax and treasury in 2007, and most recently to controller and company secretary in 2009. Prior to joining Mabe, Ostaszewicz was a tax specialist with KPMG LLP Chartered Accountants in Hamilton.
In addition to his extensive business knowledge, the 38-year-old Ostaszewicz brings a considerable amount of hockey experience to the American Hockey League Bulldogs. Since 2008, he has acted as an agent / family advisor with Top Shelf Sports Management Inc. From 2004-2009, Ostaszewicz worked with the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s St. Catharines Falcons and was promoted to assistant general manager and director of player development in 2007. He also served as manager of multimedia with the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets from 2001-2003, director of communications with College Hockey America from 2000-2001 and graduate assistant sports information for his alma mater, Niagara University, from 1999-2001. Ostaszewicz attended Niagara University in Lewiston, New York, completing his Bachelor in Business Administration in 1996 and Master of Business Administration in 2002.
Bulldogs owner and chairman Michael Andlauer said his new president should prove valuable to the club.
“Steve brings a considerable amount of experience in both the business and hockey worlds to our team. As a Hamilton native, he has an intimate knowledge of, and an intense passion for, our city. I look forward to working with Steve as we continue to work to expand the Bulldogs footprint in our community for years to come.”
“I am appreciative of the opportunity that Michael Andlauer has given to me,” said Ostaszewicz. “I am anxious to get started and eager to build upon the foundation that is in place to grow the Bulldogs brand in the City of Hamilton and surrounding communities”.
Stephen and his wife, Tara, have two children, Joshua 9 and Jillian, 6.