Jack David Gulati was born in India on September 20, 1942. His family immigrated to America in 1958 when he was fifteen years old. He attended high school in New York City and graduated in 1959. He enrolled at the University of Minnesota, and after a somewhat circuitous route, he received B.S. in Mathematics in 1966.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Jack had ambitions to become an entrepreneur. He acquired his first business in 1968 at the age of 26, and in the ensuing years he bought, sold, or created forty businesses. Among his companies have been Fidelity Technologies Corporation, TeleAlarm Group, Fidelity Investment Corporation, SafetyCare Technologies, and Stokesay Castle, located in USA and Europe.
Jack has received many honors over the years. President Ronald Reagan appointed Jack to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1986. In addition, President George H. W. Bush appointed him to the Small Business Advisory Committee of Federal Communications Commission. In 1992, Jack was part of a delegation sent to Dakar, Senegal to advise African countries on matters involving the transition from military to civil rule.
Jack has contributed to the communities in which he has lived. He was elected Township Supervisor in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, and served from 1980-1986. He also ran an unsuccessful campaign for Congress from the 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania in 1982. Over the years Jack has been involved in civic and business organizations, namely Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, and the National Federation of Independent Business.
Jack and his wife, Rosemary, have three sons, David, Charles, and Michael, and ten grandchildren. Jack retired from full-time business activities in December, 2011. He turned over his remaining companies to his three sons, who have inherited the entrepreneurial spirit, and have continued to grow the businesses that Jack started.
Jack purchased the Reading Royals of the ECHL in March of 2014.
Drew comes to the Royals from one of Jack Gulati’s other successful businesses, SafetyCare Technologies, and this will be his second season with the Royals organization. Drew graduated from Penn State University in 2006 with a degree in History. At Penn State he participated in THON and was a member of the ice hockey team. Following Penn State, Drew attended Widener University School of Law receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 2010. While at law school he participated in many activities including Delaware Voluntary Legal Services, Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service, and Pro Bono Distinction.
Drew is from Wayne, Pennsylvania and grew up as a Philadelphia Flyers fan. During the off-season he enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family, and most importantly starting to plan for the Royals next season! His favorite thing about the City of Reading is the hardworking, honest, and loyal people. Drew currently resides in Wyomissing with his wife, Maryanne, two daughters, Charlotte & Amelia, and son, William.