Seminole Hard Rock strengthened its C-suite upon announcing a new executive-level appointment. The company revealed that it has selected Vincent Zahn for the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) at Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International (HRI). Joining the C-suite, he brings significant experience within the gambling vertical. In his new role as executive vice president and CFO at HRI and Seminole Gaming, Zahn will oversee strategic processes related to financial analysis and planning.
Additionally, he will oversee accounting, treasury, corporate finance, as well as risk management for HRI. Zahn’s responsibilities will include managing different enterprises under Seminole Gaming and contributing toward growth processes related to strategic development. As executive vice president and CFO, Zahn will report directly to HRI’s chairman and Seminole Gaming’s CEO, Jim Allen.
Overall, Zahn brings more than a decade of experience within different companies from the gambling vertical. Most recently, he held the role of senior vice president and treasurer at the globally recognizable gaming and entertainment company, Wynn Resorts. Zahn held the aforementioned role from 2019 through 2022.
Additionally, his professional tenure includes senior-level roles related to risk management, treasury, capital markets, investor relations and strategic development with different public gaming entertainment companies. Although his career started within the financial sector on Wall Street, Zahn quickly accumulated a wide range of knowledge and experience, which is undoubtedly going to help him in his new endeavor.
Zahn Is the Perfect Fit for the New Dual Role
The announcement comes after recently, Hard Rock confirmed its plans to open Hard Rock Casino Rockford at some point in the late summer of next year. The new location secured approval from the Illinois Gaming Board to extend its operations through November 9, 2024. It is expected to offer some 1,300 electronic gaming machines along with 44 live table games and six live poker tables.
“Vincent’s expertise and background in casino gaming and financial markets make him an invaluable asset to the global growth of our organization. We are excited to welcome him to the leadership team.“
Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO at Seminole Gaming
Jim Allen, HRI’s chairman and Seminole Gaming’s CEO, welcomed Zahn to the C-suite. He explained that Zahn brings extensive experience within the financial vertical and casino industry, making him the perfect fit for the new roles. Finally, Allen said that the company is delighted to see an expert with the ranks of Zahn join the senior-level management.