Executive Vice President, Finance & Hotel Operations
Job Functions: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Capital Markets
Chris Nordling is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Drew Resort in Las Vegas. Chris is responsible for the budget, internal controls, financial reporting and analysis of The Drew’s $3 Billion project - a 3,000 room hotel casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Chris joins The Drew from Resorts World, where he served as the Executive Vice President and CFO since 2019. During his tenure at Resorts World, Chris oversaw all financial aspects of the 3,700 room hotel casino with 40 restaurants, a night club and entertainment center.
Chris previously worked for MGM Resorts International, where he served as President of Corporate Entities, responsible for all large corporate departments. He was also the CFO for the CityCenter Project, a $9 Billion mixed-use development, including Aria Resort, on the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally he served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Mirage Resorts from 2005 to 2010. During his tenure with Mirage Resorts, Inc., Chris oversaw all financial aspects of 9 MGM MIRAGE operating units, including such brands as Bellagio, The Mirage and Beau Rivage. This group was responsible for over $1 Billion in operating cash flow annually.
Prior to this, Chris served as the Executive Vice President and CFO for the Bellagio Hotel and Casino for four years. In that role, he was responsible for Bellagio’s accounting and the financial and internal control procedures for this 5-diamond, 4-star hotel casino.
Before joining Bellagio, Chris held the position of Sr. Vice President of Finance at The Mirage for three years. Prior to joining Mirage, Chris was employed by the Hilton Hotels for 11 years, where he began his gaming career as a Senior Accountant for Hilton New Jersey Corporation. After a series of promotions, he was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Las Vegas Hilton in 1992. In 1994, he was named President of the Flamingo Hilton in Reno.
Chris is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
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