With monthly gambling revenue over a billion dollars, Las Vegas is a hot spot for high-paying executive jobs. Today on elevate, we have an exclusive interview with Mark Wayman, a top-level Executive Recruiter in the casino and gaming industry — better known as The Godfather of Las Vegas. We’re talking about million-dollar salaries, the ins and outs of the casino industry, and what the future might look like in Las Vegas.
— In This Episode You’ll Discover —
00:45 What does it mean to be an Executive Recruiter?
02:01 What kind of clients does Mark Wayman work with?
02:43 How did Mark Wayman develop his network?
04:15 The best advice for recruiting
05:06 What does the future of the gaming industry look like in Las Vegas?
06:27 What kind of casino jobs make over $1,000,000 per year?
07:35 Why do they call Mark Wayman The Godfather of Las Vegas?
08:38 About The Godfather’s quarterly client mixers
10:29 Recruiting by referral only
11:50 Does Mark Wayman work in other gaming cities, such as Macau?
13:41 Exciting casino projects in Las Vegas
15:16 Mark’s hobbies, from horse racing to entertainment booking
17:21 What makes the gaming and hospitality industry different from other industries?
23:49 Mark Wayman’s proudest achievements
25:14 The biggest mistake in Mark’s career
27:09 Nepotism in the high-level casino industry
29:24 The most memorable experiences for The Godfather of Las Vegas
32:16 About Mark Wayman’s upcoming book, Money Machine
— Memorable Quotes —
“I only have one purpose, and that’s for my friends and clients to meet each other.” – Mark Wayman
“Relationships trump talent.” – Mark Wayman
“Without integrity, nothing else matters.” – Mark Wayman
— About This Week’s Guests —
Mark Wayman is an Executive Recruiter in the gaming and casino industry that connects top executives with the city’s best companies. Known by his friends and clients as The Godfather of Las Vegas, Mark focuses on serving others through career opportunities and charity/community. His company The Foundation is an executive recruiting firm focused on gaming/casinos and high tech. Compensation starts at $100,000, with average placement at $200,000+.
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— About The Show —
Elevate is a show that explores the latest in elevated living. Hear from the local artisans, business owners, and innovators who make Las Vegas extraordinary and whose stories and insights will help you live your best life.
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