Testimonials

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We could not be more impressed with Mark.  Not only does he stay in constant communication during the search, he has an uncanny ability to simplify the most complex placements.  Mark takes the time to understand the culture of the property and only introduces “A” level talent that are an organizational fit for the placement.

Kord Nichols, SVP Operations, Red Rock Resorts
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Mark knows that the relationship of an executive to the business is more than simply making connections with those candidates available. He focuses on the strategic requirements of all the players involved in the discussion.

Michael Doocey, Regional Vice President Casino Operations, Spectra Food Services & Hospitality
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Mark stands out because he understands our industry and knows all the players. He’s able to rapidly match the capability an organisation needs with the talent pool available with minimal fuss.

Matt Bekier, CEO, Star Entertainment Group
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Knowing Mark’s proven track record of success, we called on him to help us find a CFO. Within two weeks he presented not one, but SIX qualified finance professionals for our hiring committee to consider. From that pool of impressive candidates, we selected the best of the best. Thanks again Mark!

Sonny Johnson, CEO, Pearl River Resort – Choctaws
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Mark does something most recruiters don’t.  He truly listens to what the client is looking for and then not only searches for the “qualifications” but also for the cultural and personal fit for the organization. This separates him from the rest!

Phil Fortino, SVP Human Resources, Station Casinos
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Mark identified multiple candidates for a difficult placement in a highly competitive market. After carefully listening to our needs, Mark quickly zeroed in on Several viable options so we could hire the right person…the first time around.

Alex Tucker, General Manager, Saratoga Gaming
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Mark has been a real asset for our company. His network of high quality industry leaders is outstanding. Mark has a talent for understanding the individual needs of the client and matching the best candidate for that position. He is an incredible community leader, setting an example with his generosity towards philanthropic efforts.

Steve Arcana, EVP/COO, Golden Entertainment
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Mark is very resourceful and once he is given an assignment he takes it on with relentless energy and passion, working hard to identify and put forward the best talent. A valuable partner!

Renato Ascoli, CEO North America, IGT
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There is NO ONE in the industry (Recruiter or otherwise!) who has better relationships in the gaming business. Mark has uniquely positioned himself to have access to both the best jobs and the best talent. I’ve been on both sides of a transaction with Mark and in both cases he was first class.

Andrew Burke, CEO, Bluberi Gaming
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Mark’s biggest value to his clients is his honesty. Time is money and wasting time by blowing smoke is a disservice to both sides of the equation.

Rob Cinelli, General Manager, Sycuan Casino
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Mark handles talent searches in a holistic manner. He evaluates the client needs and only presents candidates worthy of consideration. If you embrace integrity and ethics, Mark is your man!

Dawn Clayton, General Manager, Thunder Valley Casino Resort
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Mark’s dedication and commitment to getting top notch talent that is the right fit for the role is second to none in the gaming industry. His networking skills are impressive and philanthropic endeavors are truly inspirational!!!

Dan Boudreaux, SVP, Finance, Hard Rock International
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Mark is passionate, very well connected and dedicated to successful outcomes. And, most important, he is fun! Life is short; team up with Mark.

Dick Haddrill, Executive Vice-Chairman, Scientific Games
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Mark always seems to find the needle in a haystack!

Greg Carlin, Co-Founder and CEO, Rush Street Gaming
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Mark is a consummate professional, and has access to the best executives in the gaming industry.  In addition, his work with charitable organizations is inspirational!

 

John Dinius, CEO, Table Mountain Casino
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Mark does a great job of bringing high-impact candidates to the table. And he does it fast!

Mark Dunkeson, President, JACK Entertainment
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Mark is Mr. Vegas! He knows everyone and match the right talent to the right job.

Sy Esfahani, CIO, Qutar Airlines, MGM Resorts
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Mark has a commitment to service that is truly exceptional, and backed by results of both his professional and philanthropic efforts.

 

Tom Jingoli, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Konami Gaming, Inc.
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I have built my career on finding the best professionals and maintaining those relationships. Mark is one of the people I trust for his honesty, his diligence and most important his character. His recruiting knowledge is second to none. A tremendous asset to our organization.

Paul Ryan, CEO, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
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I have worked with Mark for many years. He is a man of his word, a straight shooter, and he keeps both the company’s and the candidate’s interest at heart.

 

Rob Norton, President, Gaming, Cordish Gaming/Maryland Live
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Mark is more than just a great Headhunter; he is an integral part of the community!

 

Andy Choy, Former COO, Melco International
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Mark Wayman does a phenomenal job because he knows everyone in the industry, works with all the top companies, and responds very quickly whenever a client requires a key executive.

Felix Rappaport, CEO, Foxwoods Resort Casino
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Mark has been an invaluable resource and partner in building our team.  He listens carefully and is incredibly efficient in delivering high-quality candidates for unconventional roles.

 

Peter Macy, CEO, Poydras
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Mark has the best access to industry talent. He performs his due diligence on the candidates and is not afraid to take on roles that seem impossible to fill.

Nick Khin, Chief Commercial Officer, IGT
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Mark has always provided excellent customer service and treats our needs as though they were his own.

 

John Connelly, CEO, Interblock
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Mark has a great knack for matching executives to companies; finding the right cultural fit. Best of all, he would rather “do the right thing” than make a placement.

Jay Dorris, CEO, Wind Creek Hospitality
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Mark filled a critical need with a talented individual that had the required technical skill set and was also great cultural fit. We have used Mark ever since. Keep up your great community work Mark!

Michael Silberling, Former CEO Affinity Gaming, Former COO, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
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Do not be fooled by the zoot suit….Mark is a top-notch professional who exceeds his client’s expectations!

 

Dennis Leong, CEO, Casino Arizona & Talking Stick
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Mark not only has the best contacts in the industry, he is very responsive.  He is the person to call when I need to fill a critical position.

 

Brent Pinkston, Chief Operating Officer, PCI Gaming
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So much about life is timing.  Mark has a knack for good timing — along with a great Rolodex.  That’s real value to a gaming company.

 

Tom Breitling, Founder, Ultimate Gaming
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I have always enjoyed working with Mark because he does his homework. Mark spends a great deal of time on the front end of the process ensuring the right fit between potential candidate and employer. He never wastes your valuable time.

 

Scott Butera, President, MGM Interactive and Former CEO, Foxwoods Resort
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Mark Wayman has an uncanny ability to locate and place gaming industry talent in a timely way.  Mark is my first phone call when I’m looking for an executive!

 

Eric Meyerhofer, President, Gamblit Gaming
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Great people are the fuel that makes our business run. Mark has repeatedly been able to find those right executives and leaders for us. He has proven to be a trusted advisor, colleague and friend.

 

Tom Dunlap, President, Baha Mar
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Mark worked on several searches for us, and recently placed a key member of our executive team.  More importantly, Mark gives back to the community, donating his time and financial resources to a variety of charities.

Bill Warner, CEO, Warner Gaming
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We searched for a candidate for months.  Mark provided a candidate with all the qualities we were looking for on his first submission.

Tony Taeubel, SVP/GM, Boyd Gaming
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Mark provided us with a wide array of candidates for critical positions within our organization. Our first call is always to Mark.

Jon Wolfe, Founder/CEO, House Advantage
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Personalized service.  Great follow-up.  Great contacts.  The ‘go-to’ person when you need talent!

Tom Peck, SVP/CIO, AECOM
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When I want talent, I don’t look around…I call Mark Wayman, The Godfather of Las Vegas!

Scot Campbell, SVP/CIO, Live Nation, MGM Resorts International, Pinnacle Entertainment
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Working with Mark is a genuine pleasure. He has the highest integrity and awesome follow-up…oh, and by the way…he’s a lot of fun to work with!

Rick Salinas, General Manager, Barona Resort and Casino
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If you were to solely focus on Mark’s philanthropic and charity efforts that alone would speak volumes for his character. From an executive recruiting perspective, he simply gets it done.

John Culetsu, Managing Director, Downtown Grand
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Mark does a great job of bringing high-impact candidates to the table.  And he does it fast!

Mark Dunkeson, President, Rock Gaming
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Mark is the rare person I have and would trust my professional reputation to.  He is also someone I deeply admire for his true and deep commitment to our community.

Katie Lever, General Counsel, The Drew and Former General Counsel, Scientific Games