Clenor made it 3 for 3 in America when she won the Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita October 7. She is the 5-2 favorite to win the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita on November 1. Hope they are right!

Hiring Outlook – After a robust first half, the second half of the year has slowed to a crawl. For the first time in 10 years, I’m only accepting candidates that are an exact match for an existing open position.  Although hiring is slow, we remain in a “talent scarcity” situation, with all the “A” level talent gainfully employed.  Need the best talent in gaming/casino and high tech? Contact The Godfather at   Candidate Career Guide – This package includes polishing your resume, my book “The Godfather’s Career Guide: What To Do If You Get Whacked”, and one dedicated hour of my time to discuss your career strategy. Roughly 80% of the highly talented, highly competent candidates I deal with don’t get job offers because they have not interviewed in years, can’t write a resume, don’t understand the interview process, and/or don’t know how to work with an Executive Recruiter. The best candidate does not always get the job – the best prepared candidate does.

The Godfather’s HOT Jobs! – Looking for a few good men and women.  If you know of someone that fits the bill, please point them my way.

Chief Marketing Officer ($300,000, East Coast)

VP, Hospitality ($200,000, East Coast)

VP, Hotel Operations – Luxury ($200,000, West Coast)

Account Executive – Technology Sales ($225,000, Las Vegas)

VP, Hotel Operations ($150,000, Las Vegas)

SQL Programmer ($125,000, Las Vegas)

The Godfather’s Top Talent! – Have a dozen excellent candidates in my stable.  the best of the best?  Contact me at  A portion of each placement this quarter will be donated to:

Opportunity Village

Olive Crest

Safe Nest

Shade Tree

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Events – Due to my charity commitments, I have been unable to host any Godfather Sit Downs in 2013.  We will regroup and try to get them going in Las Vegas, Hollywood and Palo Alto in early 2014.