Company: Wynn Resorts
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.
James Stern, the former executive vice-president of corporate security and investigations dismissed by Wynn Resorts in April, held a press conference in Tokyo in which he provided his views about the security needs of casinos in Japan once the first IRs open in the 2020s.
Wynn Resorts said Nevada regulators had confirmed its CEO Matt Maddox was “suitable” to hold his position after a lengthy investigation into the company following sexual misconduct allegations against founder Steve Wynn.
The establishment of IRs will bring with them a host of new security challenges, but according to James Stern, senior vice-president for corporate security at Wynn Resorts, Japan is more than capable of facing them.