We are extremely excited to hire Rick as our vice president of player personnelVikings name Spielman player personnel VP May 30, 2006
The Wilf family and our ownership group feel extremely proud and fortunate to have landed someone we feel is the premier head coaching candidate on the market, Brad ChildressVikings hire Brad Childress as coach Jan 06, 2006
I had very good things to say about Mike Tice and I got to know him as a friendMike Tice ousted as Minnesota coach Jan 02, 2006
Brad has done a tremendous job leading this football team and we value the positive environment he has created for the Minnesota Vikings on and off the fieldVikings extend Childress contract Nov 19, 2009
An opportunity like this in such a location so close to both St. Paul and Minneapolis was too compelling to pass upVikings, Minn. county reach stadium deal May 10, 2011
Zygmunt "Zygi" Wilf (born April 22, 1950) is the principal owner of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.
Zygi Wilf was born in Germany on April 22, 1950. His parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Wilf, are both Holocaust survivors from Poland. The Wilf family immigrated to the United States from Europe in the early 1950s and settled in Hillside, New Jersey. After a brief stint as used car salesmen, Joseph and his brother Harry Wilf began purchasing apartment buildings and renting units. Eventually, the brothers began building single-family homes and founded Garden Homes. A successful real estate developer, his two main family-run businesses, Garden Homes and Garden Commercial Properties, have constructed some 25,000 homes in 39 states across the country since 1955; the two entities and their subsidiaries own and manage 25,000,000 square feet (2,300,000 m2) in retail and business property.
Zygi Wilf attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, earning a bachelor's degree in economics, and later graduated from New York Law School in Manhattan. After working as an attorney, Wilf joined the family business and became head of one of the company's subsidiaries, Garden Commercial Properties. Wilf has grown the company from four shopping centers in Northern New Jersey to over a hundred properties, including several large malls. In addition to the commercial properties, the Garden companies also own 30,000 apartment units around the country.