Archives for May, 2010

Close Your Eyes and Tap Your Heels Together Three Times

Since the tornadoes didn’t get me in Oklahoma, I’m on my way to Las Vegas for two weeks to host two events.

First, the Make-A-Wish Dinner on May 19. We filled four tables of ten with clients and friends. THANK YOU so much to those of you that are attending!

Second, my client mixer on the roof of the Las Vegas Hilton May 26. One hundred of the most interesting executives, entrepreneurs and celebrities in Las Vegas! And one or two surprise performances. We are bringing the Karaoke machine…so it is ON!

From the job front, here are a few brand new ones:

CFO – Payment Systems or Gaming Products ($400,000, Las Vegas)
Director, Slot Systems Sales ($300,000, Las Vegas)
GM – Casino ($250,000, Midwest)
Director, Product Development ($175,000, East Coast)
Director, Engineering – Slots ($140,000, East Coast)
Director, Strategic Planning ($125,000, Las Vegas)
Director, Advertising ($125,000, Las Vegas)
Product Development ($125,000, East Coast)
IT Project Manger ($90,000, Las Vegas)
Manager, Revenue Management ($80,000, East Coast)
Manager, Player Development ($80,000, East Coast)

Due to the overwhelming number of candidate referrals, and the shortage of available career opportunities, I can only represent candidates that are an exact match for an existing opening. Truly appreciate all the referrals though!

I’ll leave you with this…the enhanced version of the "Zenyatta and Zoe" Make-A-Wish video. Get out the Kleenex!

Upcoming Godfather “Sit Downs"
Las Vegas Hilton – May 26
House of Blues West Hollywood – June 15
House of Blues Dallas – June 23

Upcoming Charity Events
Make-A-Wish Dinner (Las Vegas) – May 19
After the Finish Line (Del Mar) – August 5
Jeans to Jewels for Opportunity Village (Las Vegas) – September 11
DISH for Three Square (Las Vegas) – September 30
Terry Fator Benefit for the Arthritis Foundation (Las Vegas) – December 12

In Memoriam – Tim Parrott

Tim Parrott, CEO of Shuffle Master and the former President of Aristocrat Technologies, passed away this week.

Tim was one of the finest people I ever met, and I have literally met hundreds of thousands of people. He was a client and business partner, but more importantly, he was my friend. We hung out smoking cigars on several occasions and Tim would spin up stories from the old casino days. He would paint pictures of places and characters while I hung on every word.

In a world that promotes materialism and self-absorbtion, Tim was an incredibly genuine and generous individual. Never heard him make a negative comment; never heard him raise his voice. When one of my sponsors dropped out of a Big Brothers Big Sisters event, Tim was there to pick up the sponsorship. He made the world a little bit better place.

It was an honor to know you Tim, and I miss you already. Rest in peace my Brother…