CHAIRMAN AND CEO
Mr. DeSanctis serves as the Chairman and CEO of Revel Group, LLC responsible for operating company oversight and strategy. Prior to joining Revel in 2006, Mr. DeSanctis served as President of Penn National Gaming for 5 years during its transition from a regional gaming concern to one of the top casino operators in the United States. Previous to Penn National Gaming, he served as COO for Kerzner International (formerly known as Sun International Hotels, Ltd.) with complete oversight of day-to-day operations and development of gaming properties in North America and the Bahamas. His 20 years of gaming industry management and pre-opening development experience includes: Revel Atlantic City, Mirage in Las Vegas, Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas, and projects in Louisiana and Colorado.
MICHAEL C. GARRITY, CFA
PRESIDENT & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Mr. Garrity currently serves as President and CIO of Revel Group, LLC responsible for the oversight and management of portfolio company strategic development, corporate finance and capital markets. In addition he serves as a member of Revel Group’s board of directors. Prior to joining Revel, Mr. Garrity was a Managing Director in Rothschild’s Mergers and Acquisitions division and Head of the US Gaming, Lodging and Leisure group based out of New York. Prior to joining Rothschild, Michael was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and served as a member of the Operating Committee for the firms Principal Investment Area (MSPI) with assets under management (AUM) of approximately $6 billion. He oversaw principal investing in the Gaming, Leisure and Entertainment sectors. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Garrity was a senior analyst at Putnam Investment Management, where he was responsible for the Gaming, Lodging, and Leisure sectors.
BOARD MEMBER / DIRECTOR
Bob brings over 30 years of construction experience to his position as Director with Revel Development Group. As a Director, Mr. Andersen is responsible for oversight of Portfolio Company projects including oversight of development, construction, technical coordination, administration of project scheduling and budgets, and oversight of project consultants and trade contractors. Prior to joining Revel, Mr. Andersen was a Senior Vice President at Tishman for 24 years. Significant projects included: Ronald Reagan Federal Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC., and 7 World Trade Center, American Stock Exchange, 750 Seventh Avenue, and ABC Television in New York City. Gaming projects included: Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, Beau Rivage in Biloxi, and MGM/Mirage CityCenter in Las Vegas.
BOARD MEMBER / DIRECTOR
Jayson Smith has more than 15 years’ experience in planning, optimizing, and executing digital experiences for brands in the entertainment, hospitality, casino, and automotive industries. As a Revel Group Board Member, Jayson provides guidance on digital technologies that drive brand performance in the areas of digital commerce, content marketing, channel marketing strategy, digital campaign development, and brand social media for Revel brands and affiliated businesses. Jayson has passionately crafted digital experiences for multiple businesses, including Wyndham Worldwide, where where Jayson is a key digital leader, Revel Entertainment Group, Lexus Automotive as a contracted partner executing digital go-to-market strategies, and Trump Entertainment Resorts where he created acquisition, retention, and lifecycle marketing strategies that were executed across the digital channel.