Vice Chairman and Independent Director
Don Kornstein served on the board of directors of Former Caesars from October 2017 until its merger with Eldorado Resorts, Inc. During his tenure, Mr. Kornstein was Chair of both the Transaction Committee and Strategy & Finance Committee. He also served as a board member of Caesars Acquisition Company from January 2014 until its merger with Caesars Entertainment Corporation in October 2017. Mr. Kornstein founded and has served as the managing member of the strategic, management and financial consulting firm Alpine Advisors LLC. He previously served as a non-executive director on the board of Gala Coral Group, Ltd., a diversified gaming company based in the United Kingdom, from June 2010 until its merger with Ladbrokes PLC in November 2016. He has served on the boards of directors of Affinity Gaming, Inc. (Chairman), a casino gaming company, from March 2010 until January 2014, Bally Total Fitness Corporation (Chairman & Chief Restructuring Officer), Shuffle Master, Inc., Circuit City Stores, Inc., Cash Systems, Inc. (until its sale to Everi) and Varsity Brands, Inc. Mr. Kornstein served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Jackpot Enterprises, Inc., which was a NYSE-listed gaming company until its sale, and was an investment banker and Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Mr. Kornstein earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Kornstein brings to the Board his significant experience in the gaming, leisure, entertainment, and investment banking industries as well as his leadership roles serving as chairman, chief executive officer and financial expertise and experience serving as chief restructuring officer and on several boards of directors.
Mr. Kornstein brings to the Board his extensive experience in the gaming and entertainment industry, experience as a chairman and officer, financial expertise, practical experience relating to evaluation and execution of strategic alternatives, and experience serving on several boards of directors. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that Mr. Kornstein is independent under the NASDAQ listing standards.
- Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors