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GLP’s unique Operating Partner network includes 60+ current and former CEOs, business decision-makers and thought leaders from the Casino & Gaming, Lodging & Hospitality, Health & Fitness, Travel & Tourism, Consumer Media & Entertainment, Retail & Lifestyle and Real Estate and Financial Services industries. This differentiates GLP from other merchant banking practices through the depth and breadth of industry perspective and experience that its Partners provide. 
 
This unique industry-specific network provides GLP with proprietary deal flow, due diligence support, portfolio company management and board talent (directly or sourced via the Partners) and management and consulting services to clients in conjunction with GLP’s advisory services. The majority of Partners are also investors in GLP and aligned with GLP’s interests through access to proprietary co-investments, opportunities for board participation, management positions and consultancy fees.


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Hans-Georg (Hannes) Burghardt joined GLP in January 2013 as an Operating Partner.

Prior to joining GLP, Hannes spent 18 years with Deutsche Bank where he was Head of EMEA Gaming and Leisure & Travel.

Over that period, Hannes has been involved in many of the region's key gaming transactions such as the merger of Gold Reef and Tsogo Sun, the privatisation and secondary equity offering for Opap, the acquisition of Gioco Digitale by Bwin, the acquisition of Praesepe by Gauselmann, buy-outs of William Hill, SNAI, Ritz Bingo Clubs and Regency Entertainment, the IPO of German online gaming company Tipp24, as well as equity and debt financings for Intralot, Lottomatica, Cirsa and Holland Casino.

He was also involved in a number of Europe's key leisure travel deals, including the £3.5bn merger of First Choice and TUI Tourism, numerous equity and debt financings for both TUI AG and TUI Travel plc, the sale of Landal GreenParks to Wyndham for Charterhouse, the sale of Havas Voyages Grand Public to Thomas Cook for Amex and the sale of online travel group Go Voyages for Accor.

Hannes advised Accor on acquiring stakes in Polish hotel chain Orbis and German hotel chain Dorint, Deutsche Bank on the disposal of Interhotel and Starwood Hotels & Resorts on the disposal of various luxury hotels, including the Danieli in Venice.

Hannes holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

             
Simon Dunn joined GLP as an Operating Partner in September 2015.

Simon has over 25 years of investment banking experience involving both corporate finance and sell-side equity research in the retail, internet and leisure sectors at Dresdner Kleinwort, RBS, Arma Partners, Kleinwort Benson, UBS and Charterhouse.

Over that period he has been involved in many leading transactions in the retail sector such as the acquisition of 25% of Sainsbury by the QIA, the acquisition of ASDA by Walmart and the sale of Hugo Boss to Permira, amongst others. He has considerable expertise in e-commerce as demonstrated by his role in the sale of blackcircles.com to Michelin and the acquisition of bol.com by Royal Ahold. In the travel and leisure sector he has worked on transactions involving Dufry, Thomas Cook, Alpha Airports, Nuance and World Duty Free.

He was a rated sell-side equity research analyst at UBS, Kleinwort Benson and Charterhouse for 15 years.

Simon holds an MA in Finance & Investment from Exeter University and a BSc in Geology from Edinburgh University
             


Expertise Sector by Partner

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Operating
Partners
Sector Expertise
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Gaming
Lodging &
Hospitality
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Tourism
Fitness,
Healthy Living
& Sport
Retailing &
Lifestyle
Consumer, Media & Entertainment Financial &
Real Estate
 
Former managing partner of Neuberger and Berman, a leading equity oriented money manager now owned by Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman. Now a private investor and active in New York philanthropies.
             
Former President and COO of International Game Technology from February 1996 to October 2000, then Chief Executive Officer until October 2004 and finally Chairman until 2005. While CEO, Tom presided over growth in IGT’s market capitalization from less than $5 billion to over $15 billion.
             
Co-founder, former CEO and Deputy Chairman of Fitness First; Chairman of YachtPlus.
             
Executive Chairman of Raven Mount Plc, an AIM-listed property developer; CEO of Raven Group, a major European property developer and venture investor.
             
Martin Broughton became Chairman of British Airways in 2004, having joined the board in 2000 as a non-executive director. He was President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) from January 2007 until June 2009. Martin chaired the British Horseracing Board from 2004-2007, having joined as an independent director in 1999. From 1998-2004, he was Chairman of British American Tobacco (BAT), having previously been group chief executive since 1993. Earlier he had been chairman of the Wiggins Teape Group and chairman of Eagle Star. He was the European chair of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue until 2008 and is a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists.
             
A US$1.8 bn market neutral hedge fund. Brahman invests in companies with great management and compelling value opportunities.
             
Barbara Cassani is a business leader with experience in the US and Europe in starting-up and running companies in the travel and hospitality sectors. Most recently she was Executive Chairman of Jurys Inns – a fast growing private-equity owned mid-sized European hotel group. She also founded the European low cost airline Go for British Airways which in time was merged with easyJet. Highlighting her flexibility and diverse background, she also founded the successful London 2012 Olympic bid and stepped in to chair Spanish airline Vueling after a crisis among Shareholders.
             
Former President of Merrill International (the leading provider of communications and outsourced document services to financial services organisations, corporations and law firms globally).
             
40 year career in Travel and Leisure sectors. Ex-CEO of Thomas Cook where he led £990 Million demerger in 2001. Currently Chairman of otbeach.com. As Chairman/Investor, led Exits for Private Equity backed Laterooms.com, Cannons Health and Fitness, ATP international and Thames Clippers. Previously NED at e-bookers.com and Holiday Autos.
             
Robert Drake has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of Galaxy Entertainment Group since April 2008. Prior to this, he served as Vice President, Finance of Harrah's Entertainment's Western Division in Las Vegas which primarily includes Harrah's 13 properties in Nevada including Caesars Palace, Paris and Flamingo. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Wm Sword & Co., a boutique investment banking firm located in Princeton, New Jersey.
             
Former President, CEO and Director of President Casinos; Former senior Partner of Klehr Harrison Ellers, a major Philadelphia-based law firm; Professor of Law, Temple University School of Law, teaching Gaming Law.
             
Neil Everitt is Chairman of SARE Ltd, a residential real estate developer in India. He is a Director of Pegas Nonwovens SA, listed in Prague and Warsaw, and one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of nonwoven textiles, and also Chairman for the European region of YPO. Previously he was Group CEO of Stock Spirits Group, which he built through acquisition and organic growth to create Central Europe’s leading spirits producer. Earlier in his career he spent 11 years with Allied Domecq plc, latterly as President, Europe, and prior to that he held a number of management positions in South America and Europe with British American Tobacco plc.
             
Founding Partner of EXOP Capital; Chairman of the Board of Edison Control Corp and Con Forms Industries; Former Managing Director of Wachovia Securities.
             
Founding Partner of EXOP Capital; Former CEO Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.; Former Vice Chairman CIBC Oppenheimer; Former CEO of Alpha Investment Management.
             
Vice Chairman of Gauselmann AG, one of the largest European gaming companies. Founder and Chairman of Atronic, a large European slot machine manufacturer which recently agreed to sell a 50% stake in Atronic to GTECH.
             
David is Chief Executive of Pi Capital, a role he has held since 2002 following a management buy-in. Pi Capital is a unique investor network that finds growth equity and alternative asset investment opportunities for its members and negotiates participation in select private equity deals and funds. It allows individual investors to participate in transactions on an opt-in basis that are usually the exclusive preserve of institutions. In addition to investment opportunities, Pi Capital offers its members exclusive and vibrant social and educational programmes. David previously founded, built up and sold several businesses and health club chains in the US and UK. He has financial interests in several other businesses and industries (both as an angel investor or co-investor). He is on the Board of Directors of numerous UK and US companies and is an active member of the YPO and CEO global business organizations.
             
Former President and Managing Director of NorthCourse Advisory Services, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. He is a 28-year travel-industry professional whose experience spans the package holiday, car rental and leisure accommodation sectors with known international consumer brands such as Thomson, Budget Rent a Car and Wyndham Worldwide. Currently, Peter is leading Dartmoor Hill, a private consulting business in travel and leisure real estate.
             
Former CEO of Helene Curtis, a major hair care and consumer products company. Ron spearheaded the sale of Helene Curtis to Unilever for over $900 million in 1996.
             
Currently Chairman of Les Ambassadeurs plc. Former Chairman and CEO of London Clubs International plc. Mr Goodenough was also Chairman of Lyric Hotels and a Senior Executive with Pleasurama plc.
             
Former Deputy Executive Chairman, CFO and COO of London Clubs International plc, having worked with the company since 1989. Prior thereto Mr Hardy was a Senior Executive with Pleasurama plc. Qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in US, European and African markets.
             
Founded holiday autos Group in 1988 and grew it in to the world’s largest car rental broker operating out of 30 countries worldwide. Sold the business in March 2003 to lastminute.com and spent a year as Executive Deputy Chairman. Clive has since become a serial investor in both established and start-ups across the travel, internet and software sectors.
             
Peter Johnson built an extremely successful career combining his business acumen with his knowledge of sports.  He was a 30 year veteran of IMG, the largest and most respected sports, media and lifestyle marketing and management firm in the world, where he served as CEO – Sports & Entertainment as well as COO.  Peter also headed up IMG’s business development activities on a worldwide basis.
             
For over twenty-five years, Mr. Lamb, as a lawyer, investment banker, investor and Board member, has advised publicly traded and privately held businesses in connection with a wide variety of matters, including UK and US domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, UK and US public floats and private placements, venture capital and joint ventures. Among the companies he has advised are Access Industries, AGC Equity Partners, Amazon, Cadence Design Systems, Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Global Leisure Partners, The Gores Group, Heineken, Intel Corporation, Marlin Equity Partners, Marvell Technology Group, Pace plc, P&O Cold Storage, PeopleSoft, Playfish, The Rezayat Group, Saputo, Siemens Enterprise Communications. Unicom Systems, Verne Global and Zoopla. He currently invests in seed and early stage digital, mobile, social media and Internet companies with Initial Capital, a European-based VC firm.
             
Former CFO of Boyd Gaming. In over 30 years as a financial executive in the gaming and hospitality industries, Ellis was responsible for acquisitions and financings totalling several billions of dollars, including the groundbreaking Borgata project financing, and the $1.3 billion Coast Resorts acquisition.
             
Former General Counsel of Mandalay Bay. While at Mandalay, Yvette was a key member of the management team that built Mandalay into one of the leading casino entertainment operators in the US. Mandalay was sold to MGM Mirage for $7.9 billion in 2005.
             
Former CEO of Alliance Gaming Corp.
             
Moore started his career in the Media Industry at 20th Century Fox. Over eighteen years in both London and Los Angeles he rose to the position of President International overseeing all Theatrical and Home Entertainment activities in 106 countries worldwide. He has also held senior positions with The Walt Disney Company (Managing Director Europe- Disney/ABC/ESPN Television) and Aardman Animation studios as COO and Head of Features. Moore is currently Chief Executive of MediCinema a charity that builds and operates Cinemas in UK hospitals.
             
Sir Geoff is considered to be one of Europe's most successful retail strategists.  He is currently Chairman of Javelin Group, a retail consultancy, providing strategic guidance for retailers, offline and online, and private equity investors.  Previously, he spent 20 years at Kingfisher plc and, as CEO, growing it into one of the largest non-food retailers in Europe (including B&Q, Comet/KESA, Superdrug, and Woolworths) before overseeing the Group's demerger into three quoted companies.  He retired from Kingfisher in 2003, leaving the firm as the leading DIY player in Europe. Sir Geoff was knighted in 1993 and became Chairman of British Retail Consortium in July 2006.
             
President and Chief Executive Officer of GlobalFit since 2006. Prior to that, he was Senior VP, Strategic Planning & Special Projects for Town Sports International, Inc. (TSI). Frank brings over 25 years of experience in the health club industry, as well as various CEO roles in real estate and other business operations. Frank is a Past President of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), and is a qualified lawyer and accountant.
             
Private investor in retail, apparel and real estate.
             
Adjunct Clinical Professor at INSEAD, Founder of Atrium Consulting LLC and International Director Executive Coaching Network Inc. Former Senior Vice-President-the Americas of Hilton International; Former Group Chief Operating Officer of Christie's International; Former Senior Vice President International TNT Express Worldwide and Corporate Vice President M&A of TNT Post Group; Former CEO TNT subsidiaries.
             
Co-founder of Millennium Management Group; Former President and COO Primadonna Resorts, Inc; Former COO Crown Casino Ltd; Former Senior VP Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc.
             
Serge has a diverse experience in B2C and B2B markets with a solid sales and marketing background acquired at General Foods and Nabisco in France. In 1990 he became CEO Europe for the DIY business of Williams Holding. In 1993 he took over the CEO responsibility of the Concord Hotel Group and joined Accor in 1997 as deputy CEO of Accor Hospitality. In 2005 he became CEO of Accor Services, the worldwide leader in prepaid card services and member of the Executive Committee of Accor.
             
Former Vice Chairman and a major shareholder of Mandalay Resort Group. Responsible for all of its development activities, including design and construction. In Las Vegas, Bill led the original construction of Mandalay Bay, The Hotel and the Monte Carlo and the redesign/expansions to Luxor, Circus Circus and Mandalay Bay totalling more than $3 billion. Now head of W.A. Richardson Builders, LLC.
             
Former CEO of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Hong Kong, Crown Limited in Australia, ResidenSea Ltd. in the United States, Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts in London and Armani Hotels in London. Robert currently is working with select international partners and clients to realize opportunities in hotel investment, management and development during these challenging times.
             
Chairman and founder of the Halifax Group, founding investor of Colony Capital.
             
Chairman / CEO Cash Systems Inc; Managing Partner of Acme Gaming; Former Vice Chairman Casino Data Systems, Former President and CEO of Anchor Gaming; Former Director of Corporate Development of Circus Circus Enterprises, the predecessor to Mandalay Bay Resorts.
             
Former CEO of Reckitt & Colman; former Chairman of Thomson Travel Group; former Chairman Gala Plc; holds Chairmanships and non-executive directorships of Pearson, Photo-me International, Zurich Financial Services (Ch), Food Standards Agency, The Really Effective Development Company, Cofra (Ch), Beltpacker and Taylor Woodrow plc.
             
Currently Principle at SGC (private consulting firm); previously Senior Vice President of Operations, Products & Services for Harrah's Entertainment (2005-2007); Senior Vice President of Western & Mid-South Regions for Caesars Entertainment (2003-2005); President of bally's Paris and Flamingo (2000-2003); President of Flamingo, Las Vegas (1999-2000).
             
Former CEO of Coral Eurobet plc.
             
President & CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council. Non-executive director of Onthebeachholidays.com. Former NED i-level Digital, Vice Chairman Worldhotels AG, NED Venere.com. PE and VC deal experience in the retail, consumer, technology and travel sectors ranges from pre-revenue start-ups to $4.5bil buy-outs. Former CEO Opodo, the pan-European online travel company. Former CEO Minit Group, a multi-service global retailer with 3700 owned and franchised shops. 22 year executive career in the hotel and airline industries with Hilton International - SVP Sales, Marketing and IT; British Airways - Director Europe/Middle East and Director Asia/Pacific; American Airlines - Managing Director European Sales.
             
Mr. Sherlock is a hospitality and casino industry veteran of 35 years. Since 2007 he has been a Director of Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc. From 1997 to 2000 he was Chief Operating Officer and from 2000 to 2006 he was Chief Executive Officer of Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, one of the largest casinos globally. Prior thereto, William ran a number of casinos including New York, New York and the Flamingo Hilton.
             
Chairman of Goodlife Fitness; Chairman of Cityfitness; Former Executive Chairman and former CEO of Town Sports International
             
Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. Former roles include: Chairman of SOAS University, Deputy Chairman of Friends Provident PLC and the Financial Reporting Council in the UK, Senior Non-Executive Director of Quintain Estates and Development Plc and of Portmerion Potteries, Director of Capital Radio Group and of Allders; a founder of Private Equity Investor Plc; a Director of News International; a Commissioner of the US SEC and Executive Chairman of Whitworths.
             
Jerry Turk is the former Developer and CEO of Pala Casino, Spa & Resort, an American Indian facility located in San Diego California. He has co-owned, managed or developed numerous gaming resorts in the United States including the Empress Casino in Chicago, Illinois. Jerry is now retired from the industry.
             
Non-Executive Director of Fortuna Entertainment Group, the leading Central European Betting Operator. Wilf is also a Non-Executive Director of Racing For Change, part of the British Horseracing Authority. For seven years he was Managing Director of the retail and on line bookmakers Coral, and was involved in the private equity sale to Gala Group. Previously Managing Director of HMV Deutschland, part of HMV Group plc and has also held roles with Pepsi Cola International in Europe, the UAE and Africa.
             
Until 2007, Director and co-Leader of McKinsey's European Retail and Global Consumer Marketing Practices. Johanna is now a Non Executive Director of RSA Group PLC, WM Morrisons PLC and Sandpiper CI, owned by Duke Street Capital. She is also Chairman of RHS Enterprises and Britt Lintner Ltd., and a Trustee of the RBG Kew Foundation.
             
Jim is a seasoned international finance executive with more than 20 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Until recently Jim was Chief Financial Officer for HIT Entertainment and responsible for the company's global financial operations and business development in the UK, US, Japan, Hong Kong and Canada.  Jim has worked as an independent executive, spearheading deals for many of the world's leading firms including Apax, Fortress and Goldman Sachs.
             
Former President & CEO of Faber Castell-USA.
             
John is currently an Executive Director of Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International and Dedeman Gayrimenkul Gelistirme (Real Estate) based in Istanbul. Prior to this he was CEO of Millennium and Copthorne Hotels and he was also the former COO of Hilton International. He has acted as a consultant to No Ordinary Hotels, Chelsfield, MINC Group and H.B.O.S. and he was also a director of Guest Invest.
             
James Wolf currently serves as the US Equestrian Federation’s Executive Director of Sport Programs and has many years of administrative and competitive experience in horse sports. Wolf has been the Chef de Mission for the U.S. Equestrian delegation at every Summer Olympic Games from 1996 to 2008 in addition to Pan American Games and World Championships in that same time period. Wolf also shares responsibility for USEF sponsorship sales and broadcast arrangements.
             
Co-founder, Millennium Management Group; Former CFO of Caesars Palace.
             
Currently Executive Chairman of Habitat, Chairman of Majestic Wine Plc and Chairman LXB Retail Properties Plc (which he listed on the London Stock Exchange October 2009). In September 2009 he founded Madison Capital LLP to invest in and support emerging companies with significant opportunities to grow and create value. He stepped down as Chairman of the New Look Group in January 2010 which he transformed from a “small cap public company” into private ownership and to the third largest womenswear retailer in the UK with rapid global growth. He has twenty five years experience in retail. Former roles include Director of Bhs, Dorothy Perkins and Debenhams. Member of the Policy Exchange Education Committee and the British Fashion Council.
             
 
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