- Areas of Expertise:
- Site Planning
- Development & Construction MGMT
- 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.