n this new position, Spajic will be responsible for leading the vision, strategy and operational execution behind the brand’s investment across interactive gaming platforms. Spajic will be instrumental in securing new strategic partnerships and future opportunities to further position Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos as a global leader in the international and online gaming spaces.
“With his numerous achievements and outstanding results in past leadership roles, Kresimir brings a wealth of knowledge to the brand,” said Jon Lucas, executive vice president of Hotel & Casino operations for Hard Rock International. “Kresimir’s abundant domestic and international experience in the online gaming industry makes him an ideal fit for this position, and we look forward to seeing our gaming business continue to grow under his leadership.”
Prior to joining Hard Rock, Spajic was the principal consultant of online gaming at Rush Street Gaming, Chicago casino operator, where he worked closely with the company’s top management on an online gaming business model, market penetration strategies, organizational structure and vendor agreements. Spajic also served as the principal consultant and project leader of online gaming for the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa at Boyd Gaming Group.
In addition, Spajic previously held various executive roles in the online gaming and marketing and advertising industry, and has significant experience in general management, multi-territory business operations management, marketing, business development and project management.