Don Karrer


Corp. VP of IT , Golden Entertainment Inc.

Member of the Gaming & Leisure Board

An innovative information technology executive with a proven track record for driving business change. A strong leader who can add significant incremental value to any organization.Extremely motivated professional skilled in strategic planning and aligning information technology with business objectives. Extensive managerial and “hands-on” experience leading large projects encompassing cross-functional teams in geographically diverse locations. Consistently delivers superior results on-time and within budget.Information Technology leadership based upon 30+ years of diversified experience as; President of an Information Technology Consulting Company, Corporate Vice President of Information Technology, Vice President of IT, Corporate Director of IT, Executive Director of Casino Information Systems, and various other roles.Information Technology Experience with:Internet Gaming Systems - Ultimate Gaming and Betfair GamingCasino Gaming and Slot systems - Bally (ACSC, SDS, CMS400), Aristocrat (Oasis), IGT (Advantage), Hotel systems - Agilysys (LMS), Financial systems - Infinium, Great Plains, Inventory/Purchasing systems- Agilysis(Stratton Warren), Human Resource/Payroll systems- Ultipro, ADP, Data Warehouse and CRM systems- Teradata, Point of Sale – Micros, Retail systems, Infrastructure and Network Solutions, Hardware and Software procurement and implementation.Specialties:Internet Gaming systems - vendor evaluation, contract negotiation, project implementation.Casino/hotel openings and major expansions, gaming and hospitality solutions, company acquisitions and divestitures, systems analysis and design, application development, project management, organizational assessments and compliance audits.

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