Mr. Matt Maddox, CEO, Wynn Resorts
Matt Maddox is the CEO of Wynn Resorts, overseeing day-to-day operations and global growth for the most recognized luxury resort brand in the world. With more Forbes five-star awards than any independent hotel company in existence, Mr. Maddox maintains the unparalleled standards of excellence at Wynn Resort’s current properties including Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau, and Wynn Palace; and is a driving force behind new developments including Encore Boston Harbor, located in Everett, Massachusetts, opening in June 2019.
Mr. Maddox spent the early years of his career as an investment banker in the mergers and acquisitions department at Bank of America before working in corporate finance at Park Place Entertainment, which later became known as Caesars Entertainment.
As one of Wynn Resorts first employees, Mr. Maddox joined the year the company was founded in 2002, serving as Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations, responsible for securing the financing to build Wynn Las Vegas. Recognizing the incredible potential for a resort in Macau, Mr. Maddox was among the first of the Wynn executive team to relocate to China in 2003, becoming the Chief Financial Officer of Wynn Resorts Macau.
During his three years in Asia, he was a key leader on the pre-opening team that built the organization from ground breaking through the resort opening in 2006. The resulting Wynn Macau has proven to be one of the most successful integrated resorts ever created, and remains the only resort in the world with eight Forbes Five Star awards. In 2005, Mr. Maddox was named Senior Vice President of Business Development for Wynn Las Vegas, and later for Wynn Resorts.
In November 2013, Mr. Maddox took over as President and Chief Financial Officer of Wynn Resorts, where he once again turned his focus to China, this time in Cotai. Mr. Maddox led the financing for the development and opening of the $4.2 billion Wynn Palace, which earned a coveted Forbes Five-Star triple-crown in 2018, and is the only Five-Star resort with more than 1,000 rooms.
In February 2018, Mr. Maddox assumed the role of CEO for Wynn Resorts, a position that allows him to continue the company’s tradition of transforming destinations worldwide.
In August 2018, Mr. Maddox joined the Wynn Resorts Board of Directors.