Kriste Kolasa

Basic

Angestellt, IT Director Portfolio Management & Delivery - Gaming, Caesars Entertainment

Las Vegas, United States of America

Skills

Strategic Planning
Business/Vendor Relationship Management
Resource Management
Technology Innovation
Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis and Review
Business Case Development
Program/Project Prioritization
IT Solutions Management & Implementation
Program/Project Scope Management
Full Lifecycle Project Management
Requirements Gathering/Analysis
Business Process Analysis & Improvement
Business & System Analysis
Data Management & Reporting
SDLC Process & Procedure Development/Implementatio
Quality Assurance
User Training & Support
Service & Support
Coaching & Mentoring
Team Development
Key Performance Indicators
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
B2B
Supply Chain Management
B2C

Timeline

Professional experience for Kriste Kolasa

  • Current 4 years and 6 months, since Aug 2018

    IT Director Portfolio Management & Delivery - Gaming

    Caesars Entertainment

    • Execute tactical delivery of a multi-year $50M+ dollar Gaming Business IT Vertical Portfolio of in progress programs, projects, and pilots to meet the regulatory, compliance, revenue, EBDITA, end of life (EOL), or cost savings business goals / objectives for Corporate and Property Gaming business stakeholders throughout CZR enterprise.

  • 6 years, Sep 2012 - Aug 2018

    IT Program Manager (PgMP) / Senior IT Project Manager

    Caesars Entertainment

    • Oversaw IT program management for multiple business verticals including: Gaming, Heart of House, Legal, Hospitality, Cyber Security, and Marketing. Based on the needs of the specific business vertical, responsible for the delivery of $15M- $30M+ dollar business IT vertical program of projects, pilots and proof of concepts to meet the business goals / objectives for multiple Corporate and Property business stakeholders throughout Caesars Entertainment enterprise.

Educational background for Kriste Kolasa

  • 2 years and 10 months, Mar 1999 - Dec 2001

    MBA, Master of Business Administration

    University of Arizona

  • 3 years and 11 months, Aug 1995 - Jun 1999

    Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Adminstration

    University of Arizona

Languages

  • English

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    Basic

Wants

I am looking to connect with business aligned senior technology professionals in the areas of high tech
clean & green tech
finance
gaming
and hospitality. I have experience in working business stakeholders on mechanisms to leverage technology that enables the business to continue to grow and expand in a cost effective manner.

Interests

New technology
likes variety in the job
college sports
working out
and fixing computers. Playing video games like Madden 2010
Rock Band
Guitar Hero on my Wii & XBox 360.

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