Wynn Resorts announced the appointment of Craig S. Billings to the executive team as chief financial officer. Mr. Billings is a highly respected veteran of both the gaming and banking industries, and brings extensive experience in business innovation to the company.
Mr. Billings has been a key executive in the gaming industry, specializing in digital innovation, mergers and acquisitions and capital structure management. He has held leadership positions at Aristocrat Leisure Limited, including chief digital officer and managing director of strategy and business development and at International Game Technology.
Mr. Billings was also an executive in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, where he served numerous clients in the gaming industry, and he began his career in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche. He received a Bachelors degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. Mr. Billings is a Certified Public Accountant and he is a Director of NYX Gaming Group.
The appointment of Mr. Billings was effective March 1, 2017. He will replace Mr. Stephen Cootey, who will be departing the company to pursue other interests. Mr. Cootey held various Wynn financial positions since 2014 and the company offers him its sincere thanks for his service.