Our Leadership Team

Ivory Gaming is headed by Christian Goode, who served as President of Genting Americas and has two decades of experience developing and operating the best in class gaming facilities, and by Bradley Tusk, who founded and runs one of the nation’s most successful political strategy firms.

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Christian Goode

Christian Goode

Co-Founder

  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Site Planning
  • Development & Construction MGMT
  • Operations
  • Compliance Oversight

Before founding Ivory Gaming Group, Christian was responsible for all aspects of development, construction, and operations for the Genting Group—Resorts World in the Americas. In this role he was directly responsible for an investment/operations portfolio of over $2 billion. He brings substantial casino and hospitality industry experience, having held various executive positions in operations and development over the past several decades. Christian was named to the Crain’s New York “40 under 40” in 2013.

Christian was responsible for the development of the $880 million Resorts World New York City project, which has become the largest grossing slot facility in the world in less than 2 years of operations. That project created thousands of construction and permanent jobs. He successfully navigated the regulatory environment, managed the design and construction of the facility and directly oversaw all finance-related operations as well as the human resources, information technology, and legal departments.

Before joining the Genting Group, Mr. Goode served as a gaming specialist consultant with G. Michael Brown & Associates, providing various clients with strategic counsel around proposed gaming opportunities, development and construction, staffing, and personnel. He also advised on various operational and financial evaluations designed to increase economic returns, improve internal efficiencies, and develop processes and internal controls to ensure his clients were in compliance with all applicable regulations.

To date, Christian has assisted organizations in raising over $2 billion in financing for various gaming and hospitality related projects. Mr. Goode has also served as Controller and Director of Legal Compliance for a number of casinos, including Seneca Gaming Corporation and Penn National Gaming, Inc., where he played an important role in the opening of the Bangor Raceway in Maine. In these previous roles, Mr. Goode managed compliance staff and prepared, monitored, and oversaw compliance measures with various regulatory entities, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations.

Christian is a graduate of the University at Buffalo where he received his MBA and Law degrees.

Bradley Tusk

Bradley Tusk

Co-Founder

  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Strategy
  • State & Municipal Policy
  • Media Campaigns
  • Finance MGMT

Bradley Tusk founded Tusk Strategies in 2010. Regarded as one of the nation’s most successful political strategy firms, Tusk Strategies develops and runs multi-jurisdiction campaigns for major corporations, institutions, and organizations, ranging from Genting to Uber, Bloomberg to Google, AT&T to Expedia, Walmart to Cablevision, and dozens of others.

Bradley founded Tusk Strategies directly after serving as the campaign manager for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s successful re-election bid, described by the New York Times as a “juggernaut” and considered to be among the nation’s highest profile elections in 2009. Bradley was named one of the “Top 20 most influential people in New York City” by City Hall News and was ranked 24th on City & State’s “New York City Power 100.”

Prior to serving as campaign manager for Bloomberg 2009, Bradley served as Deputy Governor of the State of Illinois from 2003–2006 and oversaw the $60 billion state budget, policy, legislation, communications, and operations covering over 57,000 employees.

After serving as Deputy Governor, Bradley served as Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, where he created the lottery monetization group and headed all of its U.S.-based lottery efforts. Combining his backgrounds in finance and politics, Tusk developed a successful framework to help states monetize their lotteries.

Before his appointment as the Illinois Deputy Governor, Bradley served as Special Assistant to Mayor Bloomberg and, previously, as Communications Director for New York Senator Charles Schumer. Bradley also was Senior Advisor to New York City Parks Commissioner Henry Stern and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University.

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago Law School.

Marla Tusk

Marla Tusk

General Counsel

Marla Tusk is General Counsel of Tusk Holdings. Prior to joining the company, Marla practiced law in Washington, D.C. She spent three years as a Trial Attorney in the National Security Division at the Department of Justice and five years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where she served as Chief of the Appellate Unit.

During her time as a federal prosecutor, Marla also worked for several years in the Fraud and Public Corruption Unit, where she focused on the investigation, prosecution, and trial of complex fraud and public corruption cases.

Marla received her J.D. in 2003 from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and Managing Editor of the Law Review. After law school, Marla spent one year as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She received her undergraduate degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998.

Marla is a member of the New York State Bar. She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at Columbia Law School.