Kacy Drury

Kacy has a natural penchant for service and operations. She leverages her deep understanding of how most departments operate in combination with alignment and collaboration to ensure success. She is an effective communicator with a reputation for being direct and no nonsense but able to find common ground to ensure success. She is known for her impeccable integrity and reliability with peers, executives, and employees alike and remaining calm under pressure.

Kacy currently serves as Senior Vice President, Customer Experience & Operations where she oversees the company’s service and operational organizations. Her teams provide service and support to more than 1400+ casino customers for both the Fintech, Loyalty and Games divisions accounting for more than thirty different products. Her success or failure significantly impacts the overall value and performance of the company and ultimately drives customer loyalty.

Kacy was appointed by Governor Sisolak to serve as a Commissioner on the Nevada Veterans’ Services Commission and is entering her fifth year of service. Kacy serves on a non-profit board as a Director for the Community Roots Foundation, an organization focused on contributing to the success of a public charter school inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Kacy also serves on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Women’s Research Institute’s Community Advisory Board focused on improving the lives of women and girls through research and education.

In addition to her time with Everi, Kacy’s previous experience includes six years with a gaming operator in their legal and compliance department ensuring their casinos operated within the prescribed guidelines and were compliant with all laws, rules, and regulations. Prior to working in the gaming sector, Kacy spent almost ten years in semi-conductor distribution, as well as a number of years working in facilities management for a prominent private college in California.

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Michael Lee Sherwood

As the Chief Innovation Officer at City of Las Vegas, I lead the development and implementation of disruptive and transformative solutions that enhance the city’s operations, services, and customer experience. With over 25 years of experience in government and private sector industries, I have a proven track record of applying technology and innovation to improve efficiencies, productivity, and outcomes.

My core competencies include process improvement, budgeting, operations management, strategy, customer experience, and entrepreneurship.

I am passionate about creating a culture of innovation and collaboration within the city and with external partners and stakeholders. My mission is to leverage my EMBA and IoT expertise to make Las Vegas a smart, sustainable, and resilient city that delivers value and quality to its residents and visitors.

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Myisha Boyce

Creative problem-solver with more than a decade of applied leadership and project experience. Skilled at transforming technical content into streamlined messaging. Adept at business development through authentic relationship building and retention. Passion for initiatives focused on inclusion and diversity with the goal of generational results.

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Omar Nagy

Location: Las Vegas

Career Experience: Legal, Contract Law, Business Law, M&A

Experience And Industry Summary:

Prior to attending law school, Omar was a commercial real estate banker for approximately seventeen years. Omar assisted in financing projects in Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, and Washington by analysing projects and reviewing trust agreements, leases, syndication documents and other loan- related documents. During the great recession, Omar had an opportunity to work as a special asset officer in the commercial real estate department of a regional bank. As a special assets officer, apart from analyzing the financial side of the project, Omar got more involved in the risk assessment side of banking during which time he was in constant communication with clients and attorneys to minimize losses.

While Omar was successful in his previous career, he felt that his calling was more toward the legal side of banking and finance rather than sales and attended the William S. Boyd School of Law. Following graduation from law school, Omar left the banking sector to pursue a career as a transactional attorney.

Following graduation from law school, Omar left the banking sector to pursue a career as a transactional attorney. Since that time, he has worked for national and regional firms, where he represented clients in contract, banking, real estate, and acquisition matters.

In his time away from the office, Omar enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.

Areas of Practice
Business Law
Banking and Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Contract Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate Law

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Jeffrey Garon

Jeffrey Garon

Location: Las Vegas

Career Experience: Results-driven entrepreneurial executive with diverse experience in management, managerial finance, analysis, forecasting, strategic planning, financial reporting, cost accounting, GAAP/IFRS, budgeting and operations.

Experience and Industry Summary: Investor Relations, Manufacturing, Finance

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Lorraine Yarde

Location: Reno

Experience And Industry Summary:

Lorraine is an accomplished C-level visionary with a 20+ year track of delivering operational excellence and successful execution for start-up/developing businesses, both public and privately held ventures.  Her well-rounded experience includes complete P&L responsibility, overseeing the full product development life cycle from concept to commercialization, manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing, business development and using smart business savvy and creative deal terms to establish valuable business partnerships.  Her accomplishments including:

  • Raising over $50mil in early stage capital
  • Taking two companies public onto the OTC-QB marketplace
  • Spearheading and structuring SPAC up-list transactions with NASDAQ entities
  • Generated single product sales in excess of $40Mil
  • Overseeing global cross-functional teams of 1000+
  • Established multiple partnerships with Fortune 500/100 companies

As a rainmaker and thought-leader wrapped into one, Lorraine has the ability to roll up her sleeves and execute any task when required, as well as having proven success in building and managing productive, cross-functional team.  Lorraine has a particular flair for establishing and growing new ground floor opportunities into blossoming and successful businesses with revenue and positive EBITDA.   As a visionary and innovator of new technology, Lorraine was co-founder, COO and Director of Biometrx,  the first company to introduce the benefits of fingerprint technology to consumers, launching a variety of fingerprint-enabled products through national retail channels in the US and beating the likes of Apple and Samsung to the punch.    Today, Lorraine feeds her passion for growing new ventures as a consultant to start-up companies, helping them leverage technology, human capital and best practices to achieve their business goals.

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Mentor Neil Wu Becker software development services company 1

Neil Wu Becker

Location: Las Vegas

Career Experience: Marketing

Experience And Industry Summary: An award-winning, high-energy global Marketing leader with a penchant for establishing major-league marketing teams and devising strategic, creative integrated marketing plans to accelerate demand/pipeline for fast-growing tech companies. Proven management background in B2B enterprise marketing for pre-IPO, unicorn, SaaS, and public companies seeking to grow at scale. Forbes Councils member. Adviser and board member for fast-growing startups, helping them establish their brands and go-to-market strategies for exponential growth and maximum valuation.

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Mentor Derek Sidebottom software development services company 1

Derek Sidebottom

Location: Las Vegas

Career Experience: Business Model, Management, Operations

Experience And Industry Summary: Derek is a multi-industry 20+ year high growth HR executive with extensive scale-up, operating, consulting and HR Tech product advisory experience. His personal future of work passions include the use of AI/Machine learning in the workplace and accelerating manager productivity and performance when leading agile distributed teams.
With a degree in Psychology from L’Université d’Ottawa and an MBA from Canada’s Athabasca University, Derek splits his time between Las Vegas, Bay Area and Austin.

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Mentor Jennifer Farris software consultancy company 1

Jennifer Farris

Location: Las Vegas

Career Experience: Business Model, Management, Operations

Experience And Industry Summary: Jennifer is a seasoned People Executive and Consultant. She has been a part of the technology start-up scene for almost 20 years and has worked with some of the Bay Area’s most notable organizations including Google, Kabam, Practice Fusion, Udemy and Flexport. She was the co-founder of Squadley, a team acceleration platform and Farside HR Solutions, a HR Consulting firm. She is currently the Chief People Officer of Terminal, a Talent Marketplace product that connects global engineers to opportunities in North America & Europe. She has her Masters from University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA/BS from Santa Clara University. A Bay Area native, Jennifer recently moved from Austin to Summerlin with her husband and 8-year old daughter.

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