MGM Resorts names Halkyard as new finance chief

Casino giant MGM Resorts International has appointed Jonathan Halkyard as its new chief financial officer.

Halkyard will succeed Corey Sanders, who returns to the role of chief operating officer of the business – which he held before shifting to the CFO position in February 2019 – and report directly to president and chief executive Bill Hornbuckle.

As CFO, Halkyard will serve on MGM Resorts’ senior management team and have responsibility for all finance-related activities across its US and global portfolio, as well as investor relations, accounting, treasury, procurement and tax.

Halkyard most recently served as president and chief executive of budget hotel chain Extended Stay America and real estate investment trust ESH Hospitality, prior to which he spent 13 years in leadership roles at Caesars Entertainment, including a spell as CFO.

He was also part of the leadership team that oversaw the $30bn sale of Caesars Entertainment to private equity giants TPG and Apollo and drove over $200m of savings post-closing.

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