Robert L. Boughner
Robert L. (Bob) Boughner advises clients in the hospitality, tourism and casino gaming sectors, helping them to define and exceed their business goals. He brings more than 30 years’ experience in executive and board-level management, operations, and development to a range of U.S.-based and international clients in the resort and travel sectors. Bob is a Senior Partner with Global Market Advisors. Bob’s expertise reflects an extensive history of delivering successful projects and initiatives for highly regulated public and private companies. He provides thoughtful solutions to owners, developers and operators seeking to enter new markets; improve margins at existing operations; integrate assets; and enhance performance in the highly competitive and fast-changing hospitality industry. From 1990-2001, Bob served as Chief Operating Officer of Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE: BYD), a highly successful company with significant family ownership that develops, owns, and operates gaming resorts in multiple jurisdictions in Untied States. As CEO of the 2,000 room Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. from 1998 to 2012, Bob led and managed the development and operation of the property. Borgata became one of North America’s most successful casino resorts in addition to his operating expertise, Bob provides public and private companies with Boardlevel strategy and counsel. He served as a Director of Boyd from1996 until July 2021. Bob served as a Director of Southwest Gas Holdings (NYSE: SWX) from 2008 to 2022. He served as a member of the nominating/corporate governance and audit committees at SWX. Bob is an Ex-Officio Director on the Investment Board of a highly successful private company with assets under management exceeding $3 billion. Bob is an investor and advisor for three early-stage technology firms. From 1995 to 2015, Bob served as an independent Director of Western Alliance Bank and its predecessor company Bank of Nevada. He was a principal investor in the de-novo bank which raised $8 million in initial capital. Through acquisition, capital-raising and internal growth, the company’s assets today (NYSE: WAL) exceed $60 billion. In addition to his professional affiliations, Bob takes an active role in philanthropic, educational, and civic organizations. In 2007, Bob collaborated with the University of Nevada Las Vegas to August 2020 Page 1 of 2 establish the Bob Boughner Career and Alumni Services Center at the university’s Harrah College of Hotel Administration.