Emerald Island and Rainbow Club Casinos are proud to announce the addition of Martin Lara as chief financial officer at both casino properties located in downtown Henderson’s Water Street District. Lara joins the Henderson casinos with more than a decade of experience in the gaming industry. In his new role, Lara will oversee both properties’ financial and administrative functions including financial planning and forecasting, strengthening administrative departments, fiscal budget creations, and executing strategies that secure future growth.
“We are thrilled to welcome Martin to our teams at both Emerald Island and Rainbow Club Casinos,” said CEO Tim Brooks. “Having grown up right here in the entertainment capital of the world, Martin has such a deep rooted passion and history for the gaming industry. I look forward to Martin filling this role as CFO and am excited for him to take both casino properties into new thresholds of growth, business, and finance.”
Lara will fill this executive-level position with a critical skillset gained from moving up the ranks in downtown Las Vegas and northern California tribal casinos. His experience spans from accounting, compliance, IT, purchasing, inventory control, cage and count rooms, as well as handling heavy casino financial statements and cashflow projections. During his tenure in downtown Las Vegas, Lara witnessed much of the revitalization plans come to fruition and will once again have a front-row seat of revitalization efforts currently underway along Water Street in Henderson. When Lara isn’t working you can catch him learning golf, traveling, or catching a sports game.