Archives for October, 2009

Viva Las Vegas!

Heading to Las Vegas for a week. Jeff Jonas is hosting a private concert event at Green Valley Ranch Station Thursday night. He bought the headbanging group RATT on silent auction at a charity event. You remember Jeff – he sold his counter-terrorism software company to IBM and used to host Las Vegas’ largest New Year’s Eve house party with 1,800 of his closest friends. I helped host the last three years. It was just about the toughest ticket in town!

Next week I am in Los Angeles to host a Godfather "Sit Down" in West Hollywood and to attend the Breeders Cup (World Championships of Horse Racing) with Sean Gerson . West Hollywood event is completely SOLD OUT, and the guest list is pretty spectacular. Truly appreciate all your support!!

The balance of November I will be in Las Vegas. The final Godfather "Sit Down" of the year is November 18. We have the largest Suite in Las Vegas, and 100 of the top casino executives in the world. Sponsored by Transact Technologies and Brocade, this is a special G2E event (world’s largest gaming show) for my clients. Completely SOLD OUT. Hallelujah!

On the executive recruiting front, here are my top priorities:

Casino President ($400,000)
Casino President ($300,000)
VP, Food & Beverage – Concept Experience ($200,000)
VP, Marketing – Casino ($300,000)
General Manager – Casino ($250,000, Midwest)
VP, Operations – Logistics, Europe ($200,000, International)
Director, Quality & Compliance – Six Sigma ($150,000, San Francisco)
Director, Systems Engineering ($115,000, Reno)

Sorry, no unsolicited resumes, all my work is 100% referral.  I have roughly 100 executives in my talent stable. If you are hiring, or know of a company that could use strong talent, PLEASE point them my way. It’s the holidays, so let’s change a few lives. As always, a portion of each placement will be donated to charity. For those that attended The BIG 80s Remix, we raised $75,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. God bless you! 

And always remember, if God is for us, who can be against us!

City Club San Francisco

Thank you to everyone that attended the Godfather “Sit Down” in San Francisco! It was a wonderful mixer with amazing executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Sooooooooo sorry about those that tried to cross the Bay Bridge and had to turn back due to the bridge closure. Thank you to Rick Baumgart/Dao Jensen of CommVault and Phil Rodas of Quest Software for sponsoring!

We had 50 of the most amazing people ever. I can’t run down all the guests that attended, but here are a few:

  • Mike Faith (CEO,
  • Leslie Lambert (CISO, Sun Microsystems)
  • Dean Lane (Office of the CIO)
  • Danny Maco (CEO, HotShot Media)
  • David Oxstein (Entrepreneur)
  • Patricia Roller (Angel Investor)
  • Doug Renert (Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur)
  • Max Rayner (CIO, TravelZoo)
  • Tom Peck (CIO, Levi Strauss)
  • David Sachs (Venture Capitalist)
  • Michael Marquez (EVP, CBS Interactive)
  • Indu Navar (CEO, Serus)
  • Jonathan Lowenhar (CEO, Trooval)
  • Kelli Richards (CEO, All Access Group)
  • Kirk Reynolds (CEO, Kirk Reynolds PR)
  • Alison Diboll (President, Diboll & Associates)
  • William Dean Donavan (Managing Director, Columbia Equity Partners)

Terry Fator, winner of America’s Got Talent, is hosting a special benefit performance for The Arthritis Foundation on November 15 at 6:00 PM at the Mirage. All proceeds to The Arthritis Foundation. VIP tickets are $200, and include an after-show cocktail reception with Terry and Debi Fator. Call 367.1626. Regular tickets are available for $99 at the Mirage Box Office at 800.456.4564 x7735.

From a career opportunity perspective, here are my most pressing needs:

  • Player Development – Asian Marketing ($300,000, International)
  • General Manager – Casino ($250,000, Midwest, South)
  • VP, IT Supply Chain ($225,000, Southern California)
  • VP, Slots ($200,000, International)
  • VP, Operations ($200,000, International)
  • Director, Systems Engineering ($115,000, Reno)
  • Director, Finance – Casino ($110,000, South)

And I will leave you with these two amusing videos. Remember, if God is for us, who can be against us!!