…at Del Mar.

Just returned from a few days at Del Mar watching the horses run, and taking a break from the 105 degree Las Vegas heat.

The SECRECT to Relationships – People often ask how I ended up with 5,000+ in my rolodex.  The best answer I can give is if you enter a relationship for what you can GET, that is a transaction.  When you enter a relationship focused on what you can GIVE…that is a relationship!

BBQ at the Bitter Root Ranch – The Opportunity Village fundraiser is Saturday September 21 at FRANK MARTIN’S ranch. Tables of ten start at $2,000, or individual tickets for $250 at www. opportunityvillage.org.

Quote of the Month – The two most important days are the day you are born and the day you find out why. (Mark Twain)

Trivia – American workers, by their own admission, waste three hours at work each day.  75% check their Facebook account at work.  Most purchases from online stores are made at work.

Scripture of the Month – Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the LORD, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the LORD Almighty. (Haggai 2:4)

Job Report – We have moved from a position of “talent surplus” to a position of “talent scarcity.”  The top candidates are gainfully employed.  They won’t take a lateral, and demand compensation above market rate. The best candidates have multiple opportunities to choose from – it is no longer a buyer’s market. If you have a tough role to fill, contact The Godfather at mwayman2@cox.net.

BREAKING NEWS – PATRICK CAVANAUGH is the Chief Financial Officer for Walker Digital.  Patrick was formerly the CFO of IGT.  It was an honor and privilege to work with Walker Digital on this executive placement!

BREAKING NEWS – SY ESFAHANI is the Chief Information Officer for MGM Resorts International.  This was a year-long search.  Sy was previously with Fiserv on the East Coast, and CIO of GES Exposition Services in Las Vegas for many years.  It was an honor and privilege to work with MGM Resorts on this executive placement!

Events ——— BBQ at the Bitter Root Ranch – This fundraiser for Opportunity Village is one of my favorite events of the year! Tables of ten start at $2,000. Check it out at www.opportunityvillage.org. Yeehaw!

A Day at the Races – I’ll be hosting 25 of my clients for a day of Racing at Del Mar in August. This year I’m involved with Great Friends Stable, and we’ll have several horses running…where the turf meets the surf.

Career Opportunities

SVP, Marketing – Casino ($250,000, Midwest)

VP, Revenue Management ($225,000, Las Vegas)

VP, Brand Marketing ($225,000, Las Vegas)

VP, CRM ($200,000, Las Vegas)

VP, Finance ($200,000, West Coast)

VP, Online Casino ($175,000, Las Vegas)

VP, Sales – Hotel/Group ($150,000, Las Vegas)

Director, Quality Assurance ($130,000)

Director, Data Center ($120,000, Las Vegas)

Director, Finance ($125,000, Florida)

Director, Human Resources ($125,000)

Director, F&B ($120,000, Midwest)

Director, Information Technology ($110,000, Midwest)

Director, Slot Performance ($100,000, Reno)

Director, Marketing ($100,000, South)