Wynn Resorts

    Website: http://www.wynnjapan.com/

    This company, co-founded by Steve Wynn, opened its first project, Wynn Las Vegas, in 2005. This was soon followed by Wynn Macau in 2006, which was a tremendous financial success. These were followed by Encore and then Wynn Palace on Macau’s Cotai Strip. Wynn Boston Harbor is the company’s latest development. Wynn’s resorts are known for a meticulous focus on design and ultra high-end luxury. After being accused of sexual misconduct, company founder Steve Wynn was replaced by Matthew Maddox in early 2018.

    Wynn Resorts is aiming to build a major urban IR in the Kanto region.

    People

    Satre, Philip

    Family Name: Satre Given Name: Philip Role: Chairman Profile: Deeply experienced in the gaming industry, Satre was at one point the chairman and CEO of Harrah's Entertainment. More recently, he has been president of the National Center for Responsible Gaming. Satre joined the board of Wynn in August 2018 and was promoted to chairman in November 2018. He was brought in as a figure to restore an image of integrity to the company after the sexual misconduct accusations against the firm's co-founder, Steve Wynn.

    Billings, Craig

    Family Name: Billings Given Name: Craig Role: President and Chief Financial Officer Profile: With more than two decades of experience in the financial side of the gaming industry, Billings had stints at a number of companies, including Goldman Sachs, International Game Technology, and Aristocrat before joining Wynn Resorts in 2017. In May 2019, he was promoted to the position of president and chief financial officer.

    Maddox, Matthew

    Family Name: Maddox Given Name: Matthew Role: President and CEO Profile: With a career that began in Bank of America and Caesars Entertainment before we joined Wynn Resorts in 2002, Maddox rose up through the financial divisions of the company until he became President in 2013. When company founder Steve Wynn was forced to step down over personal scandals in early 2018, Maddox assumed the role of CEO as well. He then moved quickly to resolve a series of legal disputes associated with his predecessor.

    Gordon, Chris

    Family Name: Gordon Given Name: Chris Role: President of Wynn Resorts Development Japan Profile: Trained as an engineer, Gordon had deep experience in real estate development before joining Wynn. For example, he was for a time the COO for the Allston Development Group, the real estate development arm of Harvard University. He was also the founder of his own firm, the Dirigo Group. His main project for Wynn has been the development of Encore Boston Harbor.

    Henry, Keith

    Family Name: Henry Given Name: Keith Role: Japan Representative Profile: Henry has decades of experience in Japan, filling numerous roles at the intersection of government and big business. He is the founder and managing director of Asia Strategy, an advisory firm. Henry was employed by Wynn Resorts to be its main representative in Japan for several years before they began in 2019 to build up a more substantial domestic presence.

    Wynn, Elaine

    Family Name: Wynn Given Name: Elaine Role: Largest Shareholder Profile: Elaine Wynn, as the ex-wife of Steve Wynn, was a co-founder of Wynn Resorts in 2000 and is currently its largest shareholder. The 2009 divorce between Elaine and Steve Wynn was a bitter one. After Steve Wynn lost his stake in the firm in 2018, following multiple sexual harassment charges filed against him by company employees, Elaine Wynn emerged as an independent and influential force.

    Wynn, Steve

    Family Name: Wynn Given Name: Steve Role: Co-Founder Profile: Before the collapse of his reputation in early 2018 over multple sexual assault allegations, Steve Wynn was regarded as a titan of the Las Vegas gaming industry, in which he had worked since 1967. Much later in his career, Wynn co-founded Wynn Resorts, whose IR developments in Las Vegas and Macau were regarded as some of the most innovative and well-designed.

    Stern, James

    Family Name: Stern Given Name: James Organization: Global Gaming & Resort Security Role: Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner IR Stance: Advocate Profile: After more than two decades working in the FBI, Stern joined Wynn Resorts in 2007, eventually becoming its Executive Vice-President of Corporate Security and Investigations. In April 2019, he resigned from his service at Wynn Resorts after accusations that he had engaged in spying on Wynn employees that was regarded as improper. Currently, Stern is CEO and Managing Partner of Global Gaming & Resort Security, a security firm based in Las Vegas but eyeing contracts in Japan and East Asia.

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