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of 20 years. Average tenure of management with Station Casinos in excess of 15 years.
President and Chief Operating Officer 20Y
EVP, Chief Financial Officer 14Y
EVP, Chief Development Officer 20Y
SVP, Government Relations 35Y
SVP, Design and Construction 20Y
Lorenzo Fertitta is currently Vice Chairman of Fertitta Entertainment and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zuffa, LLC, which owns the premier Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®). As Chairman and CEO, Lorenzo oversees all company operations including marketing, production, legal and finance and also directs planning and operations for the ongoing global expansion of the UFC brand.
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From June 2000 to 2008, Lorenzo served as President of Station Casinos, Inc., one of the largest gaming companies in the US. Before becoming President of Station in June 2000, Lorenzo was President and Chief Executive Officer of Fertitta Enterprises, Inc., a private investment firm that owns and manages securities, real estate and other business ventures. In 1995, Lorenzo acquired controlling interest in the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, Inc., and in 1997, became its President and Chief Executive Officer.
From 1996 until July 2000, Lorenzo was a member of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the sanctioning body responsible for the management and control of all combative sporting events held within the State of Nevada. In 1999, Lorenzo was appointed Vice-Chair, becoming the youngest person in the Commission's history to hold this title.
Lorenzo graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of San Diego and with a Master of Business Administration degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Falcone EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Marc Falcone is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for both Station Casinos LLC and Fertitta Entertainment LLC. Marc has served as Chief Financial Officer of Fertitta Entertainment since the company's inception in November 2009. From June 2008 to October 2009, Marc worked at Goldman Sachs Whitehall Division, focusing on investing and restructuring the fund's hospitality, gaming and real estate investments.
From May 2006 to June 2008, Marc was a Senior Analyst at Magnetar Capital, LLC (an alternative asset management firm), with principal responsibilities for public and private equity and debt investments for the gaming, lodging, leisure, and real estate industries. Prior to joining Magnetar, Marc was a Managing Director for Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., from 2002 to 2006, covering the gaming, lodging and leisure industries and was recognized as one of the industry's top equity research analysts. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Marc worked as a Managing Director for Bear Stearns and Co., also covering the gaming, lodging, and leisure industries.
Marc has contributed to several major industry publications, has appeared on CNBC and CNN, and has been regularly quoted in several major newspapers, magazines and financial publications worldwide.
Marc completed his undergraduate studies at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.
NIELSON EVP, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Scott Nielson is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Development Officer of Station Casinos LLC. Scott has spent the past 18 years serving in various roles at Station. Prior to being named Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. In his current position, Scott is in charge of Station Casinos' development activities, government affairs, regulatory compliance and public relations. With 18 casinos in Southern Nevada, Station Casinos is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment to Las Vegas area residents. Station Casinos is also one of the largest providers of gaming development and management services to Native American tribes.
Prior to joining Station Casinos in 1991, Scott was a partner in the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (formerly, Schreck, Jones, Bernhard, Woloson & Godfrey) in Las Vegas, Nevada. While in private practice, he specialized in administrative law, practicing primarily in the areas of gaming law and land use planning and zoning. Scott is a member of the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Nevada Resort Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Nevada State Bar and the Clark County Bar Association.
Scott is also active in numerous community charitable organizations and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Village Foundation, Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Chapter of the I Have a Dream Foundation, and Advisory Board of the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic at the Boyd School of Law.
Scott is a 1980 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in Business Management and a 1983 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law.
PRIOR EVP, PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL GROUP
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Tobin Prior is currently President of the International Division of Fertitta Entertainment LLC. Tobin joined the company in 2010 and is responsible for seeking new development opportunities for the company outside of the US. Tobin has extensive experience in the international tourism and gaming industry and has held senior executive level positions in the integrated destination resort industry in multiple jurisdictions around the world, including Southern Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and North Africa.
Prior to Fertitta Entertainment, Tobin was President of the International Gaming Division for Kerzner International, working extensively with partners, regulators, authorities and agencies in developing and assessing gaming opportunities across the world. Tobin was responsible for the development and opening of the new Mazagan Beach Resort & Casino in Morocco. Tobin was also responsible for setting up a dedicated division for the entry of the company into the interactive gambling market, developing many systems, procedures and practices which met U.S. (New Jersey) regulatory standards and have been adopted as benchmarks throughout the industry.
Tobin was invited to address the Gamcare Conference in October 2005 on responsible gambling. He is one of very few to have been invited to address the International Association of Gaming Regulators on the practical issues of regulating internet gambling. Tobin was a member of the Steering Committee of the Office of the Deputy Prime Ministers Casinos/Use Class Order Review working group. He was a founding trustee of The Sports Trust in South Africa and remains involved with various charities in this region.
Tobin graduated with a Business Science Degree and Economic honors from Cape Town University.