Board of Directors
Director and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Lipparelli previously served as a senior executive for several publicly traded gaming manufacturers including Bally Technologies, Shuffle Master, and Casino Data Systems. Additionally, Mr. Lipparelli served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and is a former Nevada State Senator. Mr. Lipparelli has been a strategic advisor to the Company since 2014.
Norman H. DesRosiers
Mr. DesRosiers has extensive experience in the gaming industry, with more than twenty (20) years of Native American gaming regulatory experience on national and local levels. His experience also includes seventeen (17) years experience in senior level positions for Tribal Gaming Regulatory Agencies and nine (9) years of law enforcement experience. Mr. DesRosiers was awarded “Gaming Regulatory of the Year” award by the International Masters of Gaming Law.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. DesRosiers earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Justice from Central Washington State university in 1975. For the period of 1970 to 1979, Mr. DesRosiers became a Law Enforcement Sergeant with the Lynnwood, WA Police Department. For the period of 1980 to 1992, Mr. DesRosiers held several positions with Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company. During that period, he also spent several years operating his own private investigation firm. In 1993, Mr. DesRosiers joined the Fort McDowell Gaming Commission in Arizona, enforcing gaming regulatory compliance. In 1994, he joined the San Carlos Apache Tribal Gaming Commission in Arizona as Executive Director, during which time his organization was recognized as a model regulatory agency. In 1998, Mr. DesRosiers became a Commissioner with Viejas Gaming Commission in California, where he wrote ordinances and gaming commission regulations. In 2007, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to serve as one of a three member commission for the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) located in Washington D.C.. Most recently in 2010, Mr. DesRosiers joined the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission in California as Executive Director, only to be appointed as Commissioner 7 months later.
His credentials include serving on the Federal Advisory Committee to the National Indian Gaming Commission for the Development of Environmental, Health and Safety Regulations for Tribal Gaming facilities (2001). He also has written the first technical standards for gaming devices to be adopted in the State of California and has published numerous articles on tribal gaming regulatory subjects.
William A. Zender
Mr. Zender has extensive experience in the gaming industry, with more than 35 years of gaming operations and consulting experience. Mr. Zender was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2014 World Game Protection Conference for his invaluable contributions and generous dedication to the casino industry.
A graduate of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Mr. Zender earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Administration in 1976 and a Masters Degree in Business from the University of Phoenix in 2004. For the period of 1979 to 1981, Mr. Zender became an Enforcement Agent with the Nevada Gaming Control Board. In 1982, Mr. Zender performed various consulting services and continued such consulting through various times during his career. In 1988, Mr. Zender became the Asian Games Manager at the famous Desert Inn Casino in Las Vegas until 1989 when he became the Casino Manager for the Maxim Hotel and Casino, also in Las Vegas. In 1991, Mr Zender was the Games Manager at Artichoke Joe’s Casino in San Bruno, California.
Mr. Zender returned to Las Vegas in 1992 and until 1997, was the Vice President and Owner of the Aladdin Hotel and Casino. In 1998, Mr. Zender managed the Ladbrokes Casino in San Pablo. In 2005, Mr. Zender became Consultant and Owner of Last Resort Consulting until 2007 at which time he began performing consulting services full time through Bill Zender and Associates, LLC.
His credentials include authoring seven books on gambling and gaming management and is currently a monthly contributor to Casino Enterprise Management Magazine.
Bryan W. Waters
Mr. Waters is a seasoned financial executive with over 25 years working in the banking and financial industry. Mr. Waters brings to Galaxy's Board significant experience in finance, commercial banking, capital raising, financial turnaround, strategic and tactical planning.
A graduate of University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Waters started his career with Wells Fargo Bank in 1988 where he held numerous positions, including President of the Southern Nevada region. In 2001, Mr. Waters became Chief Financial Officer of Camco, Inc. (dba "SuperPawn") a specialty finance lender with both brick-and-mortar and internet retailing operations with gross revenues in excess of $70 million. Shortly after his appointment, Mr. Waters also absorbed the roles of President and Chief Operating Officer until the successful sale of the company to Cash America International, Inc. a NYSE listed company.
Mr. Waters joined Pacific National Bank in 2006 as President and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for a privately held $2.3 billion 17 branch bank, which is now part of U.S. Bank. In 2010, Mr. Waters became Chief Executive Officer of B-Line, LLC, the largest purchaser and servicer of unsecured consumer bankruptcy debt in the country. At the time of its successful sale in 2011, B-Line owned and serviced in excess of $300 million in assets.
In 2012, Mr. Waters founded Magnolia Lane Partners, LLC, which is comprised of former executives of B-Line which is an advisory and asset management firm focused primarily in the accounts receivable management industry with a specific focus on purchasing consumer receivables in bankruptcy. Also in 2012, Mr. Waters joined the Board of CBV Collection Services, LTD, a private equity and management owned company which is one of the largest independent outsourcing, collection services and debt buying organization in Canada. In September of 2013, Mr. Waters assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of CBV and continues to serve in that role presently.