Frank J. Fertitta III
Mr. Fertitta has served as CEO of Red Rock and the Chairman of the Board since September 2015. Mr. Fertitta has also served as CEO of Station LLC since June 2011 and served as a member of Station Holdco’s board of directors from June 2011 until Station Holdco became member managed in connection with the IPO. Mr. Fertitta also served as President of Station LLC from January 2011 to October 2012. Mr. Fertitta served as Chairman of the board of directors of Station Casinos Inc., the Company’s predecessor (“STN”) from February 1993, CEO of STN from July 1992 and President of STN from July 2008, in each case through June 2011; Mr. Fertitta also served as President of STN from 1989 until July 2000. He has held senior management positions since 1985, when he was named General Manager of Palace Station. He was elected a director of STN in 1986, at which time he was also appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Fertitta was also the co-owner of Fertitta Entertainment until the time it was acquired by Station LLC in May 2016, serving as the CEO since April 2011, and the co-owner of Zuffa, LLC until it was sold in August 2016. We believe that Mr. Fertitta’s experience and business expertise in the gaming industry, as well as his position as one of our principal equityholders, give him the qualifications and skills to serve on the Board.
Stephen L. Cootey
Mr. Cootey has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Red Rock since May 2017. Mr. Cootey joined the Company in March 2017 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer prior to assuming his current role. Mr. Cootey served as the Chief Financial Officer of Wynn Resorts Ltd. from May 2014 to March 2017, its Treasurer from February 2014 to March 2017 and its Senior Vice President from January 2014 to May 2014. He served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance at Las Vegas Sands Corporation from March 2012 to December 2013 and its Vice President of Corporate Finance from October 2009 to March 2012. From June 2004 to October 2009, he was a Partner and Senior Research Analyst of Prides Capital, LLC. He served as Vice President of Credit Suisse First Boston 2001 to 2004.
Jeffrey T. Welch
Mr. Welch has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Red Rock since June 2017. Prior to his appointment as Chief Legal Officer Mr. Welch worked at Deutsche Bank AG, where he served as Managing Director and Senior Counsel since 2003, as Director and Counsel from 1997 to 2003 and as Vice President and Counsel from 1993 to 1997. In addition, Mr. Welch served as Deutsche Bank's representative on the Board of Directors of Station Holdco LLC from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Welch was an Associate at White & Case from 1988 to 1993. Mr. Welch is a member of the Board of Directors of the Nevada Resort Association, a member of the New York State Bar and a member of the Nevada Bar Association.
Robert A. Finch
Mr. Finch has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Red Rock since February 2019. Mr. Finch initially joined the Company’s predecessor in 1983 and, other than a period from 1986 to 1994 when he worked at the Las Vegas Hilton, has served the Company or its predecessors continuously since then. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Finch served the Company as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Green Valley Ranch Resort Casino Spa and as Senior Vice President of Native American Operations. Prior to that, commencing in 1998 Mr. Finch served as Vice President and General Manager of various properties owned by the Company or its predecessors. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Finch served as a shift manager, director of operations and assistant general manager at various of the Company’s predecessors’ properties. Mr. Finch began his career with the Company as a dealer at Bingo Palace, the Company’s original property.