Meet Our Team

Jeff Hartmann

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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FOUNDER OF THE HARTMANN GROUP, LLC – 2012

• Boutique consulting and development firm focused on Native American clients

• Associate Member of NIGA

• Frequent Speaker and presenter at G2E and NIGA

 

INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – OCEAN RESORT CASINO (FORMERLY KNOWN AS REVEL) – 2013

• Led the organization through a pre-packaged bankruptcy in 2013

 

MOHEGAN SUN 1996 – 2012

• Chief Executive Officer 2010-2012

• Chief Operating Officer 2006 -2010

• Chief Financial Officer 1996-2010

> Worked closely with the Mohegan Tribal Council for 16 years

> Led 6,000 employee property as CEO

> Oversaw construction and development from 2006-2010

> Led the Pocono Downs acquisition for the organization

> Has raised over $4.0 billion in capital as CFO

> A senior leader who developed and nurtured the employee culture that allows Mohegan Sun to thrive today.

 

Jeff has been MARRIED for 29 years to Marisa. Together they have FOUR CHILDREN – Emma, Lily, Brett and Quinn – ages 20-28. HE LOVES baseball, USC Trojan Football, NBA Basketball and Southern California.

Jeff serves as CHAIRMAN of Read to Grow- a Yale based literacy foundation serving urban residents and BOARD MEMBER of Fans for the Cure – Steve Garvey’s prostate cancer foundation. He is also the former Chairman of the Connecticut Cancer Foundation.

Justin Tesler

Vice President of Operations

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20 YEARS OF DIRECT GAMING OPERATIONS

• 16 years at Foxwoods Resort Casino

> Among the youngest managers of a major Tribal casino

> Department trainer for customer service, loss prevention, and all technology platforms > Analyst for budgeting, renovations to the gaming floor, labor utilization, and VIP player profitability

• 4 years at Oxford Casino – owned by Churchill Downs

> Manager with property level responsibility and served as assistant to the Director

> Oversaw the construction of the high limit expansion

> Assisted the corporate IT team with integrating our casino management system onto their server

 

3 YEARS OF ADVISING TRIBAL AND COMMERCIAL GAMING CLIENTS

• Assisted operating teams in the successful opening of $1 billion commercial casino in New York state

• Facilitated planning sessions with focused groups of gaming personnel to create training modules for improved guest satisfaction, as well as improved operational efficiency

• Oversaw renovations and technology enhancements for a Tribal casino in the Pacific Northwest

• Mentor for newly promoted Tribal members to Chief Operating Officer and Table Games Manager

• Analyzed labor utilization and operating efficiency for large and small casinos in multiple jurisdictions

• Utilizes Esri Business Analyst for feasibility and demographic analysis

 

Justin is a MARRIED FATHER OF THREE. He is an OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST and enjoys hiking with the family and fishing. BEACH DAYS ARE THE BEST DAYS! As a soccer dad, Justin can often be found on the field cheering for his oldest son – a year-round soccer player. AVID COOKS AND FOODIES, Justin and his wife are not afraid of the grill or kitchen, but his daughter is the baker of the family. Weekends always include DISCOVERING NEW TRENDS, TASTES AND LOCATIONS.

Shang Chi "Greg" Liu

Director of Finance

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• Identifies and creates pro forma analyses for merger and acquisition opportunities

• Assists the leadership team in formulating post COVID-19 recovery plans for distressed acquisition targets

• Develops financial models for return analysis

• Utilizes ARGUS Enterprise & ARGUS Developer to streamline the firm-wide underwriting process

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

• Graduate, Baker Program in Real Estate – Cornell University

• Master’s in Real Estate Finance

• Graduate, National Cheng Kung University

• Bachelor’s in Urban Planning

Born and raised in TAIWAN, Greg was the oldest child of the family. He is a TENNIS LOVER and a daily newsfeed addict. He is an art disciple and AVID WATERCOLOR CREATOR. Greg is new to the kitchen since arriving in the United States.

Daniel Marinelli

Intern

• Performs market research for potential mergers and acquisition opportunities

• Assists the leadership team in creating forecast models

• Develops schedules for projects

• Assists leadership in developing financial models for return analysis

CURRENT SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

• Pursuing the Isenberg Real Estate Certificate at the Isenberg School of Management – University of Massachusetts Amherst

• Individual Concentration in Financial Accounting

• Pursuing Bachelor’s in Managerial Economics

• Planning on attending graduate school for business

Born and raised in SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT, Daniel is the son of Rebecca and brother of Matthew. He is an AVID FISHERMAN and a lover of golf. He is a card games enthusiast and LOVES the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, and UMass Minutemen. In his spare time, Daniel volunteers at the AMHERST SURVIVAL CENTER, a community center providing free meals and groceries to members of the Hampshire County. 

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