Drew has recently returned to HLT as Managing Director. Drew originally joined HLT in 2010, with a recent one year hiatus serving as President and CEO of CAA Niagara.
Drew is a seasoned casino professional with over 15 years of senior management experience at both the CFO and General Manager levels and over 5 years providing business advisory services to the gaming and hospitality industry with HLT. While Drew’s background relates primarily to the financial elements of casino operations, he is equally well versed in the operations side of the business, a capability earned through his time as Assistant General Manager and General Manager at Casino Niagara. In these roles, Drew maintained a focus on cost consciousness and customer centricity. He is an accomplished gaming finance and operations professional beginning his career with KPMG in Audit before moving to the Forensic and Investigative practice. Drew left KPMG in 1995 to take on the role of Chief Financial Officer of the newly-created Ontario Casino Corporation (the “OCC” and the predecessor to the OLG).
Drew is experienced at all aspects of casino operations including table games and slot operations, financial aspects including cage operations, corporate and casino accounting as well as internal audit functions, legal and regulatory, FINTRAC reporting requirements, information technology, human resources, security, marketing, entertainment, facilities, food and beverage and hotel operations. In addition to the operations side of the business, Drew has experience working with architects and construction managers ensuring necessary operational elements are included in the design and build out of casino facilities in a cost effective manner.