|Directors | Officers|
|Emanuel R. Pearlman|
Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Pearlman has served as a director since May 2010 and as Executive Chairman of the Board since June 2016. Mr. Pearlman served as the Chairman of the Board from September 2010 through May 2016. Mr. Pearlman currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Liberation Investment Group, LLC, a New York based investment management and financial consulting firm, a position he has held since January 2003. Since January 2012, he has served on the board of Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NTIP) where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee. From January 2012 through January 2013, he served on the Board of Dune Energy. From October 2006 to March 2010, Mr. Pearlman served on the board of Multimedia Games, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS:MGAM).
Ryan Eller was appointed to serve as a director in September 2017. Mr. Eller served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2017 through June 2017 and became our President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2017. From June 2013 to March 2017, Mr. Eller served in various executive officer positions with Genting New York LLC (“Genting NY”), which operates Resorts World Casino New York City (“RWNYC”). From June 2013 to October 2014, Mr. Eller served as chief financial officer and from October 2014 to March 2017, Mr. Eller served as president of Genting NY. During his tenure at Genting NY, Mr. Eller oversaw RWNYC’s planning with respect to a $315 million expansion to add 1,000 video lottery terminals, a new hotel and convention complex. Concurrently with his position at Genting NY, from October 2014 to March 2017, Mr. Eller served as senior vice president of development of Genting Americas Inc. (“Genting Americas”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Malaysia Berhad (“Genting Malaysia”), which is also the parent entity of Genting NY. In his role with Genting Americas, Mr. Eller oversaw the design and development of the Resorts World Las Vegas integrated resort, a $4 billion project on the Las Vegas Strip. From September 2012 to June 2013, Mr. Eller served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise, a wholly-owned enterprise of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, which operates three casinos including the Pearl River Resort, a fully integrated casino and resort facility that includes two casinos, a golf course and waterpark in Choctaw, Mississippi. In this role, Mr. Eller was responsible for the overall financial operations of the Choctaw’s gaming and resort enterprises as well as a restructuring of the property’s operations following an extended period of distress. From September 2007 to September 2012, Mr. Eller served as treasurer and executive director of finance of PCI Gaming Authority, a business enterprise created by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, where he helped design, open and operate three casino and hotels representing capital investments over $600 million. At PCI Gaming Authority, Mr. Eller also directed operations and oversaw efforts to acquire and integrate pari-mutuel wagering facilities in Florida and Alabama. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Eller served as regional manager, planning and analysis at Caesar’s Entertainment, Inc., where he led a team responsible for strategic, operational and marketing analysis. Mr. Eller served in the United States Marine Corps from 1997 to 2004 where he attained the rank of Major, holds an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Keith Horn has server as a director since April 2016. Prior to joining the Company’s Board, Mr. Horn, served as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Management Committee of Elliott Management Corporation (“Elliott”), a global, multi-strategy private investment fund with more than $27 billion of assets under management, from 2003 to 2015. Mr. Horn’s role at Elliot encompassed, among other things, direct responsibility for operations, accounting, finance, IT, applications development, human resources, compliance and all aspects of infrastructure and security. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Horn served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association, and was also a member of such Board’s Executive Committee and served as chairman of its Nominating Committee and Chairman of its International Affairs Committee. Prior to joining Elliott, beginning in 1987, Mr. Horn spent 16 years at Merrill Lynch serving in various capacities, including global head of Leveraged Finance, head of Latin America Debt, chief of staff to the chairman and president and a managing director in High Yield Finance and Investment Banking. Mr. Horn began his career in private practice as a corporate and securities attorney. He is a member of the Binghamton University Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee. In addition, Mr. Horn is a member of the Board of Directors of PeacePlayers International. Mr. Horn received his J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and holds B.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from Binghamton University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors.
|Gerard Ewe Keng Lim|
Gerard Ewe Keng Lim was appointed to serve as a director in September 2017. Mr. Lim serves as a director of Kien Huat Realty III Limited (“Kien Huat”), the Company’s largest stockholder. Since February 2009, Mr. Lim has served as general manager of Kien Huat Realty Sdn Berhad (“KHRSB”), which is a holding company that is a substantial shareholder of Genting Berhad. Genting Berhad is the holding company for the Genting Group, a multi-national conglomerate that includes, among other things, hospitality and casino holdings worldwide. Mr. Lim also serves as director of Golden Hope Limited (“Golden Hope”), which acts as trustee for an investment holding company that is an affiliate of Kien Huat. Such investment company for which Golden Hope serves as trustee is also a substantial shareholder of Genting Hong Kong Limited (formerly known as Star Cruises Limited) which is publicly traded in Hong Kong and Singapore. In his position as general manager of KHRSB and director of Golden Hope, and in his positions as director of various subsidiaries and affiliates of KHRSB and Golden Hope, Mr. Lim oversees the investments of KHRSB and Golden Hope in various concerns, including a ski resort, casino resorts, genomics, real estate and leisure lifestyle companies. Mr. Lim also serves as a director of Resorts World Inc Pte Ltd., an affiliate of the Genting Group and the parent entity of Resorts World Services Pte. Ltd., from which the Company licenses the “Resorts World” and “Genting” brand names. Mr. Lim also serves as a director of Grand Banks Yachts Limited, a company publicly traded in Singapore with significant subsidiaries in the business of manufacturing and selling luxury yachts worldwide. Genting Hong Kong Limited indirectly holds a substantial ownership interest in Grand Banks Yachts Limited. Prior to joining KHRSB and Golden Hope, from 1997 to 2007, Mr. Lim held various positions with Genting Hong Kong Limited. Most recently, Mr. Lim served as its chief financial officer from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Aston.
Mr. Marinucci has served as a director of the Company since March 2014. He has been a partner at PCH Hotels, LLC, a boutique hotel and resort operator based in San Francisco that is an operating division of Pacific Union Company since 1983. From October 1983 to December 2008, Mr. Marinucci served as a president of PCH Hotels, LLC. PCH Hotels owned and managed properties in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Such properties included Meadowood Resort (Napa, California), Windermere Island Club (Bahamas), Divi Resorts (Aruba), Downtown Athletic Club (New York City), Frangipani Resort (Anguilla) and Marriott Resort (Grand Cayman). During his presidency of PCH Hotels, he oversaw the ground-up development of The Hotel Griffon and the renovation and repositioning of the Drisco Hotel (each in San Francisco). Prior to PCH Hotels, Mr. Marinucci served as Director of Development for HCP Hotels/Aston Resorts in Hawaii. In such position, Mr. he oversaw all development aspects of the hotel group and grew inventory from 15 to 20 hotel resorts. From 1978 to 1981, Mr. Marinucci served as Director of Resort Operations for Kapalua Resort Maui in Hawaii. While at Kapalua Resort Maui, Mr. Marinucci was responsible for the daily operations of the resort, including the Kapalua Bay Hotel, 150 rental villas, two golf courses, The Bay and The Village. He serves on the Board of Directors of Miami JV Member LLC, a private hotel and resort company, and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Jameson Inns/Colony Capital, a private hotel and resort company. Mr. Marinucci is a member of The Cornell Hotel Society. Mr. Marinucci received a BS in Hotel Administration from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
|Nancy A. Palumbo|
Ms. Palumbo has served as director since June 2009. Ms. Palumbo also acts as an independent consultant in the areas of strategic marketing, corporate communications and business development. Since May 2011, Ms. Palumbo has also served as a principal in CRAMN LLC, a global business development company. From March 2009 to December 2010, she served as President of the Green Planet Group, a company that advised on solar and renewable energy solutions. Prior to joining Green Planet Group, from May 2007 to March 2009, Ms. Palumbo was the General Manager for Walker Digital Lottery and from October 2006 to May 2007, she served as the Senior Vice President for Strategic Marketing and Corporate Communications for the New York Daily News. From January 2004 to October 2006, Ms. Palumbo served as the director of the New York Lottery, where she managed a $6 billion a year business and oversaw the opening of six video gaming facilities. From February 1995 to January 2004, Ms. Palumbo served as the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation for the State of New York, where she was instrumental in developing public-private partnerships to generate additional revenue to expand park services. Ms. Palumbo is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University.
Mr. Polle has served as a director in December 2010. Mr. Polle is a Managing Director for Moelis & Company, an investment bank that provides financial advisory services and capital raising solutions to clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other strategic matters. He has also served as an investment banker with Citigroup Inc. (“Citigroup”) and its predecessors Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney from 1983 until November 2008. Mr. Polle most recently served as head of the global industrial group at Citigroup and previously was the co-head of Citigroup’s global mergers and acquisitions group. Mr. Polle was a private investor from November 2008 through July 2011. Mr. Polle received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.