Great Canadian Entertainment (GCE) has announced that current CEO Anthony Rodio is retiring. The company’s board of directors has appointed Matthew Anfinson, who currently serves as chief operating officer, to succeed Rodio. GCE has also appointed Jordan Banks, a highly respected Canadian business leader, as its first executive chairperson.
“We are also pleased to name Matthew as CEO, whom we are excited to have lead Great Canadian in its next chapter,” said Alex van Hoek, chairperson of the board of GCE and partner at Apollo. “Matthew is a North American leader in our industry with a deep understanding of the business. He has been responsible for driving top-line growth across all 25 of our properties and has held leadership roles in operations, marketing and analytics.”
Prior to joining GCE, Anfinson served as senior vice president of operations at Caesars Entertainment Corp. in Las Vegas, where he was responsible for creating impactful revenue growth strategies for all 56 Caesars properties globally. Previously, Anfinson held key leadership roles for Harrah’s Midwestern U.S. markets.