From Wall Street to Atlantic City and now at the helm of one of the top publicly-traded casino gaming companies in the United States, Eric Hausler remains committed to making the next right decision. Named chief executive officer in 2016, Eric brings nearly 20 years of gaming expertise and business acumen to the role.
Eric joined Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. in 2009 as senior vice president strategic initiatives with responsibility for pursuing new acquisition and management opportunities. He was promoted to chief strategic officer in 2011. In 2014, he was named chief financial officer overseeing finance and accounting, strategic initiatives, information technology, purchasing, payroll, insurance and risk management.
Prior to joining Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Eric led development initiatives at Trump Entertainment Resorts where he identified and evaluated possible acquisitions, new developments, asset divestitures, and joint ventures from 2006 until 2009.
While Eric started his gaming career at the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in late 1996, he spent several years on Wall Street where he last served as a managing director in fixed income research and trading at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. covering the gaming, lodging and leisure industries. He initially joined Bear Stearns in late 1999 as an associate analyst on Wall Street’s top ranked Gaming and Lodging Equity Research team and also held positions in equity research at Deutsche Bank Securities and Susquehanna International Group.
A graduate of both Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree and New Jersey Institute of Technology with a master’s degree, Eric is a devoted family man who enjoys spending time with his family.