Chief Executive Officer and President, Caesars Acquisition Company
Chief Executive Officer, Caesars Interactive Entertainment, LLC
Mitch Garber joined Caesars Entertainment in late 2008 and with Caesars Entertainment, started Caesars Interactive Entertainment in 2009 as CEO. He was hand-picked by the Board of Caesars Entertainment to lead Caesars’ foray into the interactive space.
Garber serves as the company’s CEO, leading all company initiatives which includes its social and mobile games, the World Series of Poker and regulated online real money gaming. In addition, Garber is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Caesars Acquisition Company (CAC) (NASDAQ: CACQ), a company formed in 2013 to make an equity investment in Caesars Growth Partners, LLC (CGP), a joint venture between CAC and Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), the world’s most diversified casino entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino entertainment company.
He previously served as the CEO of PartyGaming, Plc, where he successfully led the market-leading online real money gaming company through a transition after the UIGEA law passed in October, 2006.
Mitch has spent the last decade serving as CEO for private as well as public companies on NASDAQ and the London and Toronto stock exchanges in the internet and e-commerce sectors.
Garber holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University and a law degree from the University of Ottawa. He spent more than a decade practicing law, including working with many leading U.S. land-based casinos and gaming equipment manufacturers. He also serves as Chairman of Cirque du Soliel.
Chief Financial Officer, Caesars Acquisition Company
Craig Abrahams joined Caesars Entertainment in 2006 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Caesars Acquisition Company.
Over the last 15 years, his experience includes strategy, business development, and M&A roles in the media, entertainment, telecom, and gaming industries.
Abrahams previously held roles at Bear, Stearns & Co. in investment banking and at the Walt Disney Company in corporate strategy.
Abrahams has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with High Distinction and an MBA from Harvard Business School with Distinction.
Michael D. Cohen
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Caesars Acquisition Company
Corporate Secretary, Caesars Interactive
Michael D. Cohen joined Caesars Entertainment in February 2006 and is currently the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Caesars Acquisition Company. He also serves as Corporate Secretary of Caesars Interactive Entertainment. He previously worked at Latham & Watkins LLP in Costa Mesa, California. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
Chief Accounting Officer, Caesars Acquisition Company
Troy Vanke joined Caesars Entertainment in August 2009 and is currently the Chief Accounting Officer of Caesars Acquisition Company. Mr. Vanke has served as CAC’s Chief Accounting Officer since January 2014, and as Vice President, Assistant Corporate Controller for Caesars Entertainment from August 2009 through January 2014. Prior to joining Caesars Entertainment, Mr. Vanke served as the Assistant Corporate Controller for Federal-Mogul Corporation in Southfield, Michigan, and as Senior Manager, External Audit with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Vanke holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University.