Mr. Ruisanchez is Pinnacle Entertainment’s President and Chief Financial Officer and a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Ruisanchez is responsible for managing the financial and administrative functions of the finance department, including: management of the capital structure, strategic financial planning, accounting, strategic sourcing, bank and financial community relationships, internal and SEC reporting, and internal and industry analysis to support the Company's goals for growth and profitability. He also oversees the Company's overall strategy and development activities, as well as its business and gaming analytics efforts.
Mr. Ruisanchez joined Pinnacle in August 2008 as its Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development. Previously, he worked at the investment banking firm Bear, Stearns & Co., which he joined in 1997 and where he most recently served as Senior Managing Director responsible for corporate clients in the gaming, lodging and leisure industries, as well as financial sponsor banking relationships.