Members Operating Group
BOSTON CANNONS MAJORITY OWNER
Rob Hale is the majority owner of the Boston Cannons. Hale acquired a controlling interest in the Cannons in 2013 and has been part of the Cannons ownership group since 2008. Hale leads the Cannons Board of Directors and is the team's voting member on the Major League Lacrosse Board of Managers. Rob played lacrosse collegiately at Connecticut College and has activly supported the sport as a youth coach, and benefactor, in the town of Hingham, MA. Rob is the founder and CEO of Granite Telecommunications, based in Quincy, Massachusetts. Hale established Granite in 2002 and has grown the business into one of the largest privately held telecommunications service providers in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $900 million. Hale is also co-founder of FoxRock Properties and Copley Equity Partners and is a co-owner of the Boston Celtics.
Rob lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, the South Shore YMCA, and the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund.
CANNONS FOUNDING OWNER
A Manhasset, Long Island native, Matt has been involved in lacrosse since childhood as a player, coach, administrator, and non-profit board member. The Boston Globe has called him, "Greater Boston's Pied Piper of Lacrosse."
A four-year starter at Dartmouth College (1971-75), Dwyer co-founded the successful Canterbury School (CT) program and the boys lacrosse program at Weston (MA) High School, building on Weston's decades of girls' lacrosse prowess. He coached at Phillips Exeter Academy, and founded Weston Youth Lacrosse, of which he remains an active a board member. In addition, Matt co-founded the approximately 18 team Massachusetts Bay Youth Lacrosse League in 1993, which included girls in 1995. In 2011, approximately 920 teams comprise MBYLL and MGLL. Formerly the chair of the board at MetroLacrosse ( www.metrolacrosse.com), he remains a board member of this education-based lacrosse organization providing free equipment and guidance to 750 children in the cities of Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, and Lawrence.
He is a former Partner and Board member of Spaulding & Slye, now part of Jones Lang LaSalle, a publicly traded global real estate company where he was until recently an International Director. He is now a Principal at both The Roseview Group and Still North Partners real estate firms.
Matt is also actively involved with several real estate industry organizations, as well as non-profits providing opportunities to under-served children, including Nantucket Community Sailing. He and his wife, Meg, have three children, Jake, Cate and Molly, all of whom played lacrosse throughout high school or college.
Members Operating Group
*Native of Winchester, MA
*Played lacrosse and hockey at Dartmouth
*Currently Chairman Emeritus of Vanguard Funds
*Coached youth lacrosse in Wayne, PA
R. William Burgess, Jr.
*Managing Partner, ABS Vntures
*Central Massachusetts native
*Played lacrosse at Dartmouth
Estate of Austin Cable
*Former President, Liberty Properties
*Played lacrosse at University of Pennsylvania
*Boston area native
John F. DeSantis, CFA
*President of Civic Capital Group, LLC
*Brown University graduate
*Member of Brown’s Ivy League championship football team 1976
Richard D. Frisbie
*Founding General Partner of Battery Ventures
*Varsity football and lacrosse player at Harvard
*All-American lacrosse player at Harvard
*Garden City, NY native
*Former lacrosse standout at Dartmouth
*Retired Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Sonus Networks
*Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach and Board Member at The Governor's Academy
The late Martin Zweig was
*one of Wall Street’s most prominent investment managers
*University of Pennsylvania graduate
*Avid sports fan and sports memorabilia collector