Fred has spent the bulk of his professional career in the sports and events industry, starting 20 years ago with the New Jersey Devils. After a brief detour working for Yahoo!, Fred realized that he needed to return to something he was passionate about. He worked for two seasons in minor league baseball for the Newark Bears as their Director of Fan Development, before moving to the Gazelle Group, a sports marketing company based in Princeton. For nearly 12 years, he was involved in every aspect of producing Division I college basketball events across the country, including at Madison Square Garden and Prudential Center.
In January 2019, Fred was named the Business Development & Events Director at Apex Sports & Events, where he has been responsible for overseeing the re-branding to Iron Peak Sports & Events, as well as working with local, regional, and national organizations looking to bring sporting events to Somerset County. Fred currently resides in Lawrenceville with his three kids, and his very patient and understanding wife.
Dave joins Iron Peak with over 12 years experience in the sports world and managed 20+ clubs of all sizes. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland Dave’s passion for sports was instilled at an early age where he played lots of different sports before moving into coaching professionally where he has coached players from as young as 3 to the pro level. He believes in developing young athletes’ game across tactical, technical, physical, and mental aspects. His ultimate goal is creating a framework where athletes’ can succeed and achieve their highest potential. Holding multiple certifications in Coaching, Psychological and Fitness for Youth Development, and more, Dave brings his wealth of knowledge in all things sports to Iron to see young athletes reach their peak.
Piers joined the Iron Team in February of 2020 after working for many years in aquatics as Assistant Aquatics/Waterfront Director, Swim Lesson Coordinator, Marine Safety Officer, and Head Lifeguard at Lake Mohawk. With a strong background in youth programs and coaching, he knew he would fit in well at Iron Peak. His stronger skill set is rooted in marketing analytics, campaign management, and creative design.
Piers spent most of his youth in England. Heavily involved in school and club sports, he has experience playing rugby, field hockey, cricket, soccer, tennis, basketball, track & field, and more. After moving to the United States, Piers began swimming competitively, making his way to multiple Nationals meets in 2013/14. He played DII Rugby in college for Slippery Rock University where he received his Bachelor’s Degrees in Integrated Marketing & Communication and an M.B.A specializing Marketing & Management.
Meghan brings more than 15 years of marketing and digital communications experience to Iron Peak. She has led the external relations efforts for a Division I athletic program as well as the largest, multi-divisional athletic conference in the country. Meghan’s affinity for sports began at a young age, as the Brooklyn native grew up playing on the hardwood. She’ll tell you one of the highlights of her professional career was attending the Men’s Basketball Final Four.
In addition to her sports background, Meghan has also had brief stints in the hospitality and events industries, utilizing her expertise to elevate the digital brand, and social media presence of a variety of entities. Her creativity and attention to detail will help enhance the Iron Peak brand, bring more exposure to the facility, and create awareness in the community.
Meghan joined the Iron Peak team in the Spring of 2022. Her experience in events, logistics, and organization will be a major asset to the team as she’ll be facilitating birthday parties and corporate events. She has held positions with the NJPGA of America, Sussex County Miners and USA Sports Group. In her most recent role with Impact4Good, she planned and executed team building events for corporate clients.
The New Jersey native is a graduate of Seton Hall University and enjoys attending all sporting events, especially NY Rangers games at Madison Square Garden.
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