Meet The Key Executives Behind The World Series of Poker
Founded in 2009, Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). The company owns the World Series of Poker (“WSOP”) and has a full time staff of over 1,000 spread throughout offices in four countries, including Canada, United States, Israel, Belarus and Ukraine.
It takes a world-class team to put together the largest gaming event in the world, dating back to 1970. Get to know five key executives that lead the way in development, growth and promotion at Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
Mitchell A. Garber
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Calculated Compensation As of Fiscal Year 2015: $13,457,261
Background: Mitchell A. Garber joined Caesars Entertainment as a Consultant in late 2008. He was the former CEO of Partygaming Plc (AKA bwin.party digital entertainment plc). Garber has 14 years of high-level operational experience in gambling and financial services. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in 1986 and a Bachelor of Law degree from University of Ottawa in 1989.
Craig J. Abrahams
President and Chief Financial Officer
Total Calculated Compensation As of Fiscal Year 2015: $9,036,538
Background: Craig Abrahams has served as CIE’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2011. Previous experience includes strategic planning and investment banking roles at The Walt Disney Company. Abrahams holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Indiana University and an M.B.A from Harvard University.
Chief Executive Officer of Playtika Ltd
Total Calculated Compensation As of Fiscal Year 2015: $11,036,538
Background: Robert Antokol began his career in computer programming and sales/marketing at Apple Computers. He is the Founder of Playtika Ltd. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer at Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. He was co-founder of CMate SA in 2001 and worked closely on FIFA 2000 with Electronic Arts.
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
Total Calculated Compensation As of Fiscal Year 2015: $723,065
Background: Marco Ceccarelli serves as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Prior to joining CIE, Ceccarelli worked at bwin.party digital entertainment, FirePay and Optimal Payments.
Michael D. Cohen
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Total Calculated Compensation As of Fiscal Year 2015: $1,069,090
Background: Michael D. Cohen, has been an Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Caesars Acquisition Company since April 2014. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and J.D from Northwestern University School of Law.
Sources: bloomberg.com investing & stock research | LinkedIn | caesarsinteractive.com