The Innovation Group of Companies has promoted Michael Soll and Kimberly Arnold, two individuals within its senior management structure.
Soll, who has served as executive vice president of The Innovation Group since 2006, has been promoted to the position of president. In his expanded senior leadership role, Soll assumes primary responsibility for corporate strategy development and implementation, helping further position the organization as the premier advisory firm for the gaming, entertainment, hospitality, tourism, leisure and sports industries.
Prior to his position at The Innovation Group, Soll was vice president, casinos for Hard Rock Café International and also held previous leadership roles as vice president planning and development for Caesars Entertainment, director of asset management for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and vice president, leisure equity research for Bear Stearns & Co.
Arnold, who joined The Innovation Group as vice president of operations in 2008, has been promoted to partner and chief operating officer roles. Arnold supports all of the organization’s affiliates (The Innovation Group, Innovation Capital, Innovation Project Development, Innovation Marketing, Innovation Management Services, Innovation Food & Beverage, Innovation Sports & Entertainment and Innovation Interactive), sustaining the full array of the organization’s financial, management, research, investment banking, development, marketing and related advisory functions.
Arnold has been tasked to help coordinate and oversee targeted client relationships and a wide range of strategic corporate initiatives, including the launch of various company affiliates, industry outreach and educational efforts, and other internal programs. She has been involved extensively with the growth of the organization’s online gaming efforts throughout the past three years, and currently serves as co-manager of the company’s interactive advisory division.