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Summary

A solution-oriented, results-driven Information Technology professional with more than 30 years global experience in providing strategic vision and leadership.  

He is a dedicated and tireless worker who demands quality while adamantly caring about the work-life balance of his employees.  He understands and values ethical decisions and has high expectations for himself and others.  His latest project was taking the altMBA program, the program helped him expand his knowledge and learn from phenomenally intelligent people.  He respects his body by eating right and working out and believes that wellness is key to a happy life.


  • IT Vision & Strategy • Corporate Leadership                                 • Systems Delivery & Performance
  • Operations & Budgeting • Relationship Management                       • Project & Risk Management
  • Process Improvement • Team Building & Coaching                        • Customer Service & Satisfaction

Work experience

2004Present

Corporate IT Director

JACOBS ENTERTAINMENT, INC
  • Highest executive for the IT department in the company.
  • Revenues are $450 million, EBITDA is $67 million, IT operating expenses are $3 million, and IT capital expenses are $1.5 million.
  • Strategized with C-Level management to establish the road map to meet long-term goals.
  • Developed long-term relationships with vendors.
  • Responsible for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement for 800 desktops and 335 servers.
  • Passionate about mentoring, coaching, training, and retaining employees.  
  • Best software and hardware in the industry, Dell, VMware, Nimble, Cisco, etc.
  • PCI and SOX compliant.
  • Performed due diligence on proposed acquisitions.
  • Ensure that our 24/7/365 operation is always available, stable, secure, and fully supported.
  • Security - Physical security, cyber security, internal and external scanning, extensive internal policies, Security Information and Events Management Systems (SIEMS)
  • Verticals include: Casino’s, Horse Track, Hotel’s, 25 C-Stores, Aquarium, Dinner Cruise Ship, and Banquet facilities
19982004

Owner /Operator/Consultant

B&E CONSULTING GROUP
  • Co-owned an IT consulting company, managed day-to-day operations, created marketing strategies to expand client base, recruited employees, and led the sales team.
  • Led the nationwide project for Boyd Gaming to convert all properties to Bally's SDS slot system and one Casino Management System (CMS), this allowed Boyd’s customers to use 1 slot card at all properties.
  • Designed and developed a redemption system that tracked and validated coupons that saved the client tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent redemptions.
  • Consulted and developed software on the IBM AS/400 system in the following industries: food service, digital/printing, hospitality, and agriculture.
  • Supervised a 20 member team to install Lawson financial upgrade.
  • Key Clients include Boyd Gaming, ConAgra, Hibbert Distribution, and Multi-Foods.
19941998

Operations Manager/Programmer

ARMY RECREATION MACHINE PROGRAM, Frankfurt
  • Managed 24/7/365 computer operations for the largest slot route operator in the world including Germany, Italy, Korea, and Japan.
  • Led a global staff in Europe and Asia.
  • Provided support for AS/400, Novell network, and all Desktops.
  • Collaborated to design the communications that included TCP/IP, Fiber optics, DSL, CISCO routers, and Sprint Communications.
  • Designed, developed, and maintained the slot machine accounting system written in RPG III on the AS/400 and was one of the most audited systems used by the government.
  • Implemented a single source hardware vendor to reduce costs and streamline support.

Education

20162016

altMBA

Seth Godin

Alternative MBA program created by Seth Godin

20082010

M.B.A

Regis University

Masters of Business Administration - Graduated with honors

19791983

BS

METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE

Major in Aerospace Science and Minor in Computer Science

Certifications

ITIL Foundation v3

IGT - Customer Advisory Board

Gaming and Leisure Advisory Board - CIO Board

Colorado State Key Gaming License – Expires 6/2016

Private, Commercial, Instrument, and Flight Instructor rated pilot