Jason Farris – New Dallas Stars Executive VP, Business Operations and Development

// November 23rd, 2011 // No Comments » // Behind the Scenes, CEO Corner


 Here’s the official Team page from the Dallas Stars site:


Jason Farris joins the Stars after having held executive positions in a variety of industries: financial  services, software, publishing and online media. Most recently Farris was President and CEO of  Citizens  Bank of Canada, one of 21 Schedule I banks in Canada. Earlier in his career he served as Vice  President  of  Services and then as Vice President of Marketing for Fincentric, a supplier of core  banking software  to  banks around the world.

Along the way, Farris founded circaNow Media which published four hockey books authored by Farris including Hail Cesare! with former NHL goalie Cesare Maniago (the only goalie in Stars franchise history to backstop all of the team’s wins in a season, albeit when the Stars played in Minnesota) and his current book involving many of the NHL’s general managers titled, Behind the Moves.

Jason earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also holds a B.A. (Political Science) degree from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. (Physics) degree from the University of British Columbia.

Jason and his wife Sarah have two children, Jane and Owen.




BUZZ – Behind the Moves Jason Farris News

// November 19th, 2011 // No Comments » // Behind the Scenes, BUZZ, CEO Corner

Vancouver Sun, November 19th, 2011, Greg Douglas

HERE ‘N’ THERE: Local self-publishing hockey author Jason Farris has landed the position of vice-president, marketing with the Dallas Stars. Farris travelled to 31 cities throughout North America interviewing past and present NHL general managers for his latest book Behind the Moves. When it was made official Friday that Tom Gaglardi had been endorsed by the NHL as the new owner of the Dallas Stars, the Farris appointment became official. The two have been chums dating back to their boyhood school days.

Hockey Now Feature Spread of Behind the Moves – November 2011

// November 16th, 2011 // No Comments » // As Seen On, BTM BUZZ, CEO Corner, Press Box

Each month during the 2011-2012 season, Hockey Now will feature a spread from the new book, Behind the Moves.

You can find November’s spread on page 4 & 5 of the pdf file you can find at  http://hockeynow.ca/magazines/15?region=ontario

This month, many of the top NHL GMs of all time weigh in with their opinions and experiences when dealing with their most precious assets … the players.  Plus the GMs also share their thoughts about the when and where not to go into the dressing room and address the players as a team  Whether you are a player, parent, or coach coming up the ranks, this sampling of NHL GM anecdotes and insights give you a rare glimpse into the psyche and styles of the men at the top of  the hockey world which can help you prepare for situations you might face within your own team or hockey career.  The book is not available in stores and can only be purchased at www.nhlgms.com