Les currently serves as the Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Caesars Entertainment Corporation and reports directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer. Les is charged with shaping and implementing the technology agenda across all Caesars’ company platforms. In just over a year, Les completely transformed the IT infrastructure and shifted the company to a digital business by developing a comprehensive IT roadmap that includes modernization, cybersecurity, innovation, and governance initiatives. Les is leading a team that will streamline the company’s 650 IT systems down to 85, migrate to a secure cloud platform, and refactor the IT service delivery model to lean and agile processes. Additionally, Les has personally cultivated Clevel relationships with Microsoft, AWS, Google, Salesforce, Oculus, Oracle & Adobe and built inaugural partnerships with three of the top 10 technology accelerators to drive industry innovation and disruption. Les has been lauded by top executives at many of the world’s most respected technology companies including HP, Microsoft, Google, Dell & Cisco and earned the distinction of CIO 100 award-winner (IDG Communications), CIO of the Year for Gaming & Hospitality (Cox & Greenspun Media), and Top 50 CIO by CIO Magazine. Les holds an MBA in Decision Information Analysis from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business where he received the Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship, the highest award granted by the business school. Les received his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He has served as an adjunct professor and lecturer at the Goizueta School of Business as well as Troy State College.
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