The long-awaited Fontainebleau Las Vegas, which is slated to open later this year after many years of construction, has announced a slew of additions to its executive suite.
The company announced the following appointments:
- Colleen Birch, chief operating officer;
- Stephen Singer, chief financial officer;
- Marc Guarina, chief technology officer;
- Daniel Espino, chief people officer; and
- Stacie Michaels, general counsel.
Birch is tasked with overseeing all aspects of operations for Fontainebleau. She has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, 13 of which were spent at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where she served as senior vice president of revenue optimization. Birch has experience working with all facets of hotel management, including front and back-office operations, guest services, food and beverage and more.
A Las Vegas native, Singer is responsible for financial strategy and planning, revenue optimization and profitability. His previous role as vice president of acquisitions and capital markets at Fontainebleau Development was pivotal for the property’s purchase by Koch Real Estate Investments back in 2021. Singer also held similar positions at Paragon Gaming and the Cosmopolitan.
Espino is in charge of developing Fontainebleau’s organizational structure and its staffing strategies, in collaboration with other departments. He is another Cosmopolitan veteran, having spent 12 years as the property’s chief people officer. Espino has also held similar roles for Mandarin Oriental Group, Morgans Hotel Group and Crunch Fitness.
Guarino will oversee all hospitality and gaming technology-related initiatives. Before joining Fontainebleau, he most recently served as chief information officer of Atlantis Paradise Island. Guarino also has experience with Wynn Resorts, Cenium Hospitality, Colony Resorts and Alon Leisure Management.
Michaels will be in charge of all legal matters for the hotel-casino, such as compliance, negotiations, contractual matters and more. In addition to her role as partner with Las Vegas-based Argentum Law, Michaels also spent a decade as general counsel for Wynn Las Vegas.