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…